• Potato Research Project Feeds the Hungry

    Nov 23, 2009

    Texas AgriLife Research scientists had perfectly good potatoes laying in the field after a field study. Michael Hoy was a Boy Scout looking for an Eagle Scout project. High Plains Journal Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • World Demand for Frozen Potato Products Stalls in 2008/09

    Nov 20, 2009

    Over the past decade, world demand for frozen potato products (comprised mostly of frozen fries) has trended upward, expanding over 50 percent. However, the global economic crisis has stalled world demand, according to USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. In marketing year (July-June) 2008/09, world exports remained… Full Story »
  • Farmer Ants Fertilize Their Gardens With Bacteria

    Nov 20, 2009

    Thanks to their vast underground fungus farms, leafcutter ants are one of Earth’s most successful species — and one secret of their agricultural success is bacteria, which the ants use like fertilizer. Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Five Tons of Potatoes Are Donated for Holiday Meals for Families in Idaho

    Nov 18, 2009

    An eastern Idaho farmer's donation quadrupled the amount of food a group of Treasure Valley businesses had hoped to give to the Boise Rescue Mission for holiday meals. Idaho Statesman Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Large Potato Donation To Help Local Charities

    Nov 17, 2009

    Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has announced a large donation from the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association. The group is donating more than 120,000 pounds of potatoes. WISN Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Harvesters Eye Disaster Relief

    Nov 12, 2009

    Members of P.E.I.'s potato industry are waiting to see how much of this year's crop can be harvested following a long struggle with wet weather and mud. CBC News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Farmers Fight Pests With Hot Mustard

    Nov 12, 2009

    Chinese hot mustard, like horseradish and habanero, is best consumed in small portions. The Spokesman-Review Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Gowan Marketing MonCoat MZ in Potato Regions

    Nov 11, 2009

    Gowan Co. LLC has launched MonCoat MZ fungicide under a marketing agreement with Nichino America, Inc. MonCoat MZ contains the active ingredients flutolanil and mancozeb. Effective immediately, Gowan will market MonCoat MZ fungicide in the major potato growing areas of the United States. It offers effective… Full Story »
  • Idaho Potato Production Up 12 Percent from 2008

    Nov 11, 2009

    Idaho’s potato production is expected to total 131 million cwt, up 12 percent from last year’s 116 million cwt and 1 percent above the 2007 crop, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. AG Weekly Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Stable Farm Labor Seems Elusive in Global Economy

    Nov 9, 2009

    Labor has always been the Achilles' heel of U.S. agriculture. But today, globalization is causing the ultimate strain. Click here to read the rest of the story.

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