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  • A Potato Revival

    Aug 7, 2009

    A potato that Native Alaskan communities grew hundreds of years ago is making a reappearance in Juneau. Juneau Empire Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Gardeners Beware: Potato, Tomato Blight Spreading in Eastern Mass.

    Aug 7, 2009

    Wheeler Brook Farm owner Bob Morehouse digs up a large clump of potatoes from a field he rents in Byfield. The potatoes look fine, but their vines have are turning black, hit by the Phytophthora infestans blight. Taunton Daily Gazette Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potatoes Hold Promise

    Aug 6, 2009

    vegetable seen as a diet staple for centuries may help guide the Mon-Dak area into a more diversified financial future. Chuck Stadick, president of Spud Viking Potato Consulting, said he has been working to bring a potato processing plant to the Williston area for four years… Full Story »
  • Louisiana to Spend $32 Million for Potato Plant Near Delhi

    Aug 6, 2009

    The state of Louisiana will spend at least $32 million to help build a food-processing plant near Delhi, the governor and his economic development secretary announced today. Louisiana Town Talk Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Idaho Organic Farmer and Extension Offer Organic Field Day

    Aug 5, 2009

    Veteran organic farmer Nate Jones of King’s Crown Organic Farm and the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides will host an organic field day Aug. 13. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the tour of the organic crops at 9:30 a.m. The field day concludes… Full Story »
  • Wisconsin Association Promotes Potatoes with Harley-Davidson Promotion

    Aug 5, 2009

    Today’s consumers want to ‘know their farmer’ — they want to know where their food is coming from. So do produce buyers,” notes Tim Feit, Director of Promotions and Consumer Education for the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA). “Buyers feel a responsibility to… Full Story »
  • ‘Potatoes’ Catch Eyes of CTA Passengers

    Aug 5, 2009

    It appears as if gravity-defying potatoes are growing from the ceiling of a subway tunnel that connects the Red Line to the Blue Line. WLS-TV Chicago Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • USDA: First Drop in U.S. Farmland Value Since 1987

    Aug 5, 2009

    The value of U.S. farm land has fallen 3.2 percent this year due to the recession, the first drop for farm land since the agricultural recession of the mid-1980s, the government said on Tuesday. Yahoo! News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Organic Farmers Hoping Trucks Increase Business

    Aug 3, 2009

    Farmers in southeastern Minnesota are hoping to capitalize on a growing interest in local foods and have launched a trucking business to haul their produce direct to office buildings in the Twin Cities. Albert Lea Tribune Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Commission Chairman Resigns

    Jul 31, 2009

    The recently appointed chairman of the Washington State Potato Commission resigned last week following his arrest on assault charges July 5. Wenatchee World Online Click here to read the rest of the story.

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