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  • Farmers Potash Gamble has Producers Paying Price

    Sep 23, 2009

    Farmers around the world have taken a major gamble with their crops by cutting potash applications in response to high prices. Financial Post Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • McDonald’s Fries the Holy Grail for Potato Farmers

    Sep 23, 2009

    From the fields of Idaho to tasting rooms in suburban Chicago, potato farmers, researchers and industry representatives are in the midst of an elusive hunt: finding a new spud for McDonald's french fries. Idaho Statesman Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Back to Their Roots: A Harvest for Food Banks

    Sep 21, 2009

    Growing up in rural Minnesota, Travis Dahlke cherished the time he spent alone with his grandfather as the curious boy and the quiet man worked side by side every spring planting potatoes and peas. Minneapolis Star-Tribune Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Idaho Shippers Driving Down Returns by Overshipping

    Sep 18, 2009

    The Idaho Grower Shippers Association meeting in Sun Valley on Sept. 2 found Idaho growers in the unenviable position of bemoaning an excellent growing season that will likely translate into an increasing surplus of potatoes available on an already overburdened market. Jerry Wright, President of the… Full Story »
  • Researchers: No Loss of Vegetable Diversity

    Sep 17, 2009

    Two University of Georgia scholars argue against the conventional wisdom that the 20th century was a disaster for vegetable crop diversity by showing that there was no overall loss of vegetable diversity in that era. PhysOrg.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Late Blight Found in Area Tomato, Potato Fields

    Sep 16, 2009

    Late blight disease in tomato and potato fields has been sweeping the northeast United States and is showing up all over Michigan, including Monroe County. Monroe News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Late Blight Won’t Affect Availability or Quality of Wisconsin’s Potato Crop

    Sep 15, 2009

    A.J. Bussan, UW-Madison Extension vegetable specialist, doesn't think that either quality or quantity potatoes will be a problem this year despite reports of widespread potato blight. Wisconsin Agriculturalist Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Power

    Sep 15, 2009

    In the United States, potatoes, in their unassuming way, have been an integral part of dinner. Christian Science Monitor Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Locals Argue to Keep Parma Center

    Sep 14, 2009

    Local growers, industry representatives and others spoke out in support of the University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center at a Thursday evening meeting with university representatives. Idaho Press-Tribune Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Cover Crops can Optimize Organic Production

    Sep 11, 2009

    Using cover crops to improve soil and manage pests has become an integral part of many organic farming systems, especially with the cost of approved organic fertilizers and other materials suitable for organic production agriculture. California Farm Bureau Federation Click here to read the rest of the story.

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