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  • Oh Boise, Your Crunchy Snack is Back

    May 11, 2009

    Boise stores are once again stocking a nearly eponymous salty snack food. O'Boisies, a fried potato crisp that was Keebler's flagship salted snack in the 1980s, are being made again. The Olympian Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Oregon Potato Growers Will Ship More to Russia

    May 8, 2009

    They gave the world Sputnik, we give them spuds. OregonLive.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Researchers Seek Ways to Limit Use of Chemical Pesticides

    May 8, 2009

    Consider the Mormon cricket – thumb-sized, bubble-eyed, crunchier than a candy-coated date and, would you believe, a meat eater. Billings Gazette Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Organics Initiative Gets $50 Million in EQIP Funds

    May 8, 2009

    USDA has designated $50 million for a “new initiative to meet the Obama administration’s promise to encourage more organic agriculture production.” Funding for the initiative is being made available as part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The announcement was made by Agriculture Deputy Secretary… Full Story »
  • Obama Plans to Provide Settlement Funds for Black Farmers

    May 7, 2009

    President Obama announced his plans to include settlement funds for black farmers in the FY 2010 budget to bring closure to their long-standing lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Sheriff: Potato Planter Ran Over, Killed Worker

    May 7, 2009

    Langlade County Sheriff William Greening says a 50-year-old farm worker was run over when a potato planter having mechanical problems backed over him and another worker. WXOW Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Key Introduces Potato Processing Equipment

    May 6, 2009

    Key Technology has introduced its first optical sorting system for whole potatoes. Optyx WPS for whole potatoes achieves a three-way sort using a combination of air ejectors to remove foreign material and a unique deflector system to separate potatoes for rework from good potatoes. Maximizing… Full Story »
  • Robots Bring Change to U.S. Farming

    May 6, 2009

    Mechanization has made the modern farmer's life a lot easier. The Cutting Edge Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Border Agency Restarts Potato Dumping Review

    May 5, 2009

    A 25-year-old anti-dumping duty on imports of certain packages and types of U.S. potatoes into the British Columbia market will again be reviewed this summer, this time probing potato values during the 2007-08 crop year. The Canada Border Services Agency said Monday it has launched its… Full Story »
  • Contracts for Potatoes not Completed

    May 1, 2009

    Just when it looked as if spring had arrived, southern Alberta was hit with one last snowstorm. The wet and sloppy snow put the brakes on seeding campaigns across the region but for potato growers, it should not cause much concern. Vauxhall Advance Click here to read the rest of the story.

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