• Who Will Grow Your Food? Part I: The Coming Demographic Crisis in Agriculture

    Jan 5, 2010

    A quick, Jay Leno style quiz for the man and woman on the street. Who will grow your food in the coming decades? Casaubon's Book Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • New Potato Venture will Focus on Premium Spuds

    Jan 4, 2010

    Russet Potato Exchange, Pro-Health, CSS Farms and Plover River Farms have united to launch a new joint venture, Tasteful Selections LLC, a premium potato company. The new venture brings together potato growers and marketers to form a vertically integrated operation that will include a world-class… Full Story »
  • Simplot, McDonald’s Japan Recognize Top Five Washington Growers

    Dec 31, 2009

    The JR Simplot Co. and McDonald's Japan have joined in recognizing the top five growers who supply high-quality raw product for the production of McDonald's french fries and hash browns for the Japanese market. "The selection of these five growers for this special recognition was… Full Story »
  • California Man Touts Cooling Shelter for Farmworkers

    Dec 31, 2009

    After watching grape harvesters toil in the vineyards on a summer day without shade, Garth Patterson was inspired to get them some relief. abc News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Syngenta Donates $4,000 to Feeding America by Promoting Potatoes

    Dec 31, 2009

    Syngenta announced a donation of $4,000 to Feeding America, the nation's largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of 205 food banks. The donation signifies the end of the campaign which ran Oct. 7 to Nov. 20 and allowed consumers to add… Full Story »
  • Farm Accident Study Helps Safety

    Dec 30, 2009

    Don Hauschild really didn't set out to make agriculture less deadly. The Wichita Eagle Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Farms-to-forest Plan Worries Vilsack

    Dec 30, 2009

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has ordered his staff to revise a computerized forecasting model that showed that climate legislation supported by President Obama would make planting trees more lucrative than producing food. The Washington Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • White House Prepares for Immigration Overhaul Battle

    Dec 30, 2009

    The Obama administration is rallying allies to push for a package with better border security and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants now in the U.S. The effort is sure to be a tough sell. Los Angeles Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • IPC Awards $10,000 for Harvest Sweepstakes

    Dec 23, 2009

    When Reid Wiebler, 14, of Davenport, Iowa, played the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) harvest game in late September, he never dreamed that he would be the Grand Prize Winner and take home $10,000 - $5,000 for himself and $5,000 for his school, Assumption Catholic High… Full Story »
  • December Stocks Up 9 Percent

    Dec 17, 2009

    USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the first stocks report for the 2009 potato crop Dec. 15. December potato stocks are 9 percent higher than December 2008. The 13 major potato states held 265 million cwt. of potatoes in storage on Dec. 1, 2009, up 9… Full Story »

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