• Dates Set for 2010 Potato Industry Leadership Institute

    Sep 3, 2009

    The 2010 Potato Industry Leadership Institute has been scheduled for Feb. 18-25. The institute is an eight-day program designed to identify, develop and cultivate new leaders within the potato industry. The institute focuses on leadership development, public policy, marketing, trade, team building, public communication, presentation… Full Story »
  • Fire Reported at Jamestown Potato Plant

    Sep 2, 2009

    Fire broke out Monday at the Cavendish Farms potato plant east of Jamestown. An emergency official said no one was hurt but about 10 homes north of the plant were evacuated briefly as a precaution. Grand Forks Herald Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Water Leak Creating Headaches at Prosser Potato Plant

    Sep 2, 2009

    City workers are scrambling to find and fix a broken water main that serves the ConAgra potato processing plant. Yakima Herald Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Number of Women Farmers Growing Nationally

    Aug 31, 2009

    Few things bug Claire Thomas more than being called a gardener. The Seattle Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • DuPont, Monsanto Trade Barbs Over Competition

    Aug 28, 2009

    Agribusiness giant DuPont, charged by its chief rival Monsanto of being "dishonest, disingenuous and downright deceitful" in a literal food fight over control of the seed business, has accused Monsanto of unfairly attempting to "distract attention" from a public battle over competition in the crop… Full Story »
  • A Farm on Every Floor

    Aug 27, 2009

    If climate change and population growth progress at their current pace, in roughly 50 years farming as we know it will no longer exist. The New York Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Gunnerson Named President of Northern Plains

    Aug 25, 2009

    The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) Board of Directors has named Chuck Gunnerson of Ada, Minn., as President of the association that serves potato growers and shippers in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Gunnerson has been interim president since replacing Duane Maatz last October.… Full Story »
  • Vilsack’s Tour: A Different Kind of Town Hall

    Aug 21, 2009

    Health care town-hall meetings are certainly stealing the spotlight these days - but they're not the only game in town. Politics Daily Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Fungus Threatens State’s Potato Crop

    Aug 21, 2009

    A highly contagious and destructive fungus - already found on tomato plants in Wisconsin - has been confirmed in potato fields in two counties, state agricultural experts said Thursday. JSOnline Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Battle of the Cheap Potato Chips: Wise vs. Lay’s

    Aug 21, 2009

    No potato product is more characteristically American than potato chips. They were invented in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1853, and instantly became a hit, especially among folks who valued crispness as a cooked-potato trait over other qualities. Village Voice Click here to read the rest of the story.

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