• Monsanto rejects second Bayer proposal

    Jul 19, 2016

    Monsanto has rejected a revised $65 billion acquisition proposal from Bayer AG. Monsanto’s board of directors viewed the revised proposal as financially inadequate and insufficient to ensure deal certainty, according to the company. The all-cash offer of $125 per share was submitted to Monsanto on July 9.… Full Story »
  • Simplot Innate varieties receive names

    Jul 18, 2016

    The first generation of Simplot Plant Sciences Innate bioengineered potato seed has been issued proprietary names. The names and varieties are: Cultivate – Innate Russet Burbank Generate – Innate Ranger Russet Accelerate – Innate Atlantic Invigorate – Innate Snowden The Innate potato seed will not… Full Story »
  • Storey leaves APRE

    Jul 18, 2016

    After five years as the president and CEO of the Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE), Maureen Storey, Ph.D., is no longer leading the organization. Blair Richardson, president and CEO of Potatoes USA and an APRE board member, said Storey’s position had been eliminated… Full Story »
  • Controlling potato psyllids key to managing zebra chip

    Jul 16, 2016

    Potato psyllids were found in 88 percent of the fields we monitored this week. This means psyllids are continuing to migrate into fields throughout the Columbia Basin. The numbers of psyllids are higher in the Lower Columbia Basin, but they are being seen throughout the region. We are collecting… Full Story »
  • OxiPhos now registered in California

    Jul 15, 2016

    BioSafe Systems’ OxiPhos is now registered for use in California. This marks the 41st state to register the product.   OxiPhos is a systemic bactericide and fungicide made from a combination of phosphorous acid and activated peroxide. The activated peroxide helps the phosphorous acid active… Full Story »
  • Ethylene storage technique proves good frying color

    Jul 14, 2016

    Ten years ago a vision arose in England of storing potatoes and onions without chemicals. A group of growers has studied, tested and perfected this new storage technique with ethylene gas. Now this technique is well known in potato and onion storage under the name… Full Story »
  • House approves GMO labeling bill

    Jul 14, 2016

    Legislation on the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO) has passed through the U.S. House of Representatives and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The bill would create a national standard for labeling food made with GMOs. The bipartisan legislation, S.764, crafted… Full Story »
  • Potatoes USA launches new industry website

    Jul 14, 2016

    Potatoes USA has launched its new industry website The new site is designed to provide the U.S. potato industry with access to resources and market information as well as Potatoes USA news. One of the highlights of the new site is the interactive calendar that allows… Full Story »
  • Dehy potatoes promoted to Mexico’s pet food industry

    Jul 14, 2016

    The Mexican Pet Food Forum is an annual event targeted to professionals in the pet food industry. Potatoes USA provided participants with information about the functionality and benefits of U.S. dehydrated potato products utilized as an ingredient in the production of pet food.    … Full Story »
  • PVY threatens french fry industry

    Jul 14, 2016

    The next time you sink your teeth into a hot, crispy french fry, consider the threats that stand between you and this iconic food. Newly emerged viruses threaten the U.S. potato industry, including potatoes grown in Washington. More than 85 percent of potatoes from the… Full Story »

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