• Tomatoes with Late Blight Confirmed in Potato Growing Area, Central Wisconsin

    Aug 18, 2009

    Tomato plants infected with late blight have been found in Portage County–a major potato growing area of Wisconsin. Prarie du Chien Today Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Red River Valley Shippers to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

    Aug 17, 2009

    Red River Valley shippers hope to raise $250,000 to be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation based in Frisco, Texas. The Red River Valley is the largest red potato producing region in the United States, shipping close to five million cwt. of potatoes this… Full Story »
  • Voliam Xpress Insecticide Receives Label Expansion to Include Potatoes

    Aug 13, 2009

    Syngenta Crop Protection announced that EPA approved a label expansion for Voliam Xpress insecticide. Voliam Xpress is now approved for use on potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit and tree nuts. It is already registered for use on head and leaf lettuce, fruiting vegetables, head and… Full Story »
  • Klamath Basin Farmers Get Rights to Grow, Market New Purple Potato

    Aug 12, 2009

    Klamath Basin Fresh Direct, an association of potato farmers along the Oregon-California border, has been awarded exclusive rights to grow and market a new purple fingerling developed by the USDA and three Northwest universities. The potato is called Purple Pelisse, named for an intense hue… Full Story »
  • Potato Promoted During Bangor Conference

    Aug 12, 2009

    Bangor played host last week to the U.S. Potato Board during the organization’s annual summer meeting. About 100 people attended the gathering from all around the country, according to Tom Qualey, a potato grower in Sherman who chairs the national group this year. Bangor Daily… Full Story »
  • 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 »

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