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  • Blight Requires Good Sanitation

    Oct 19, 2009

    One of the sweetest and most welcome tastes of summer is an old-fashioned, garden-ripened tomato. But this year, for many local gardeners and growers alike, tomatoes were in very short supply. Traverse City Record-Eagle Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Farmers, Critics Divided Over Proposed Migrant Workers Bill

    Oct 19, 2009

    Federal lawmakers are considering a bill that proponents say would help to stabilize the migrant work force on which Michigan agriculture depends. The Detroit News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • UNITED Redesigns Web Site

    Oct 16, 2009

    United Potato Growers of America has launched its newly redesigned Web site at www.unitedpotatousa.com. The site went active last week. The new designs is easier to navigate and has additional features, including online registration for United meetings, market news and archived publications.
  • News You Missed This Week

    Oct 16, 2009

    The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program announced this week that 55 grants totaling $49 million would fund 745 programs in all 50 states. The Spudman Web site has a list of the total funds each state will receive. A group in Seattle is asking EPA… Full Story »
  • USDA Announces $49 Million in Grants under Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

    Oct 16, 2009

    Fifty-five grants totaling $49 million will fund 745 projects designed to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops – fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. Grants, announced Oct. 15, go to the agriculture departments in all 50 states. Upon reviewing states’ plans… Full Story »
  • Groups Ask EPA to Protect Kids from Pesticides

    Oct 15, 2009

    Groups of farm workers, doctors and mothers have banded together to ask the Environmental Protection Agency to do more to protect children from pesticides. Lake Stevens Journal Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Stand Back, Yukon Gold: There’s a New Potato in Town

    Oct 15, 2009

    Cheryl Rogowski and her family have been farming the rich black earth on their patch of Orange County, N.Y., for more than 50 years, but cultivating the simple potato had confounded her. New York Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • USPB Retail Program Accepting Nominations

    Oct 13, 2009

    The United States Potato Board (USPB) Retail Program continues to offer fresh suppliers the opportunity to nominate their retailer for participation in a USPB-driven program. Each year, USPB offers the Retail Outreach Presentation, a one-time, interactive, face-to-face meeting with key produce decisionmakers including: -A free potato… Full Story »
  • Cold Temperatures Threaten Seed Potato Crop

    Oct 12, 2009

    Record-low temperatures in southwestern Idaho are threatening to destroy at least a portion of this season's crop of seed potatoes. The Missoula Missoulian Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Harvest Plentiful in U.P.

    Oct 12, 2009

    One hundred twenty days after they were planted, it's time to harvest the potato field at Johnson's potato farm in Sagola. Fox U.P. TV 6 Click here to read the rest of the story.

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