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  • Potato Blight Hotlines Open

    May 22, 2006

    Syngenta Crop Protection and five universities in key potato-growing regions have once again teamed up to bring the annual potato blight hotlines to growers, providing access to vital disease information. The toll-free blight hotlines offer users up-to-date information about current weather patterns, recommended control measures… Full Story »
  • May Potato Stocks Down 17 Percent from 2005

    May 16, 2006

    The 13 major potato states held 73 million cwt. of potatoes in storage May 1, down 17 percent from last year and 14 percent below May 1, 2004, for comparable states, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Ohio and Pennsylvania were dropped from the… Full Story »
  • Mexico, Japan Join Canada In Shipping Restrictions on Some U.S. Potatoes

    Apr 27, 2006

    Canada and Mexico have closed their doors to shipments of fresh Idaho potatoes, and Japan has stopped all fresh shipments of U.S. potatoes from entering the country after a potato cyst nematode was found on an eastern Idaho farm, according to the North American Potato… Full Story »
  • Canada Temporarily Suspends Potato Shipments from Idaho

    Apr 21, 2006

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has implemented a temporary prohibition on the import of all potatoes and soil from Idaho due to the detection of Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN). The prohibition is a science-based interim measure that will be reviewed as new information becomes… Full Story »
  • United, IFPA Announce Intent to Merge

    Apr 19, 2006

    The United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association (UFFVA) and the International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA) announced Wednesday that they intend to merge, to be called United Fresh Produce Association upon completion of the merger. The board of directors of IFPA and UFFVA voted unanimously April 12… Full Story »
  • April Potato Stocks Down 11 Percent from 2005

    Apr 13, 2006

    The 13 major potato states held 114 million cwt. of potatoes in storage April 1, down 11 percent from last year and 9 percent below April 1, 2004, storage for comparable states, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Ohio and Pennsylvania were dropped from… Full Story »
  • March Potato Stocks Down 8 Percent from Last Year

    Mar 15, 2006

    The 13 major potato states held 154 million cwt. of potatoes in storage March 1, down 8 percent from last year and 7 percent below March 1, 2004, for comparable states, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Ohio and Pennsylvania were dropped from the… Full Story »
  • United Potato Growers of Canada Formed

    Feb 22, 2006

    Grower representatives from the major potato producing provinces met in Toronto and approved the formation of a new organization, United Potato Growers of Canada. The new corporation will focus on improving the marketing of potatoes through the development of better market information and analysis and… Full Story »
  • U.S. Seed Potatoes Gain Market Access in Brazil, Nicaragua

    Feb 17, 2006

    The United States achieved official market access to export seed potatoes to Brazil and Nicaragua. Brazil In 2005, the United States and Brazil established phytosanitary and certification criteria for shipping seed potatoes from the United States to Brazil. On Feb. 8, Brazil published the Normative (law)… Full Story »
  • North Dakota Seed Certification Lawsuit Settled for $600,000

    Feb 16, 2006

    A North Dakota lawsuit involving seed potato certification has been settled out of court for $600,000. The suit was filed on behalf of the plaintiffs on two claims: negligent inspection and negligent publication, according to information from Ken Bertsch, North Dakota state seed commissioner. The plaintiffs… Full Story »

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