• McDonald’s Aims for a Low-pesticide Potato for its French Fries

    Apr 9, 2009

    "You want fries with that?" It's safe to say that most of the 47 million customers that McDonald's serves every day answer "Yes."the daily green Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Obama to Push Immigration Reform Bill Despite Risks

    Apr 9, 2009

    While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Obama plans to begin addressing the country’s immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to become legal, a senior administration official said on Wednesday. The New York Times Click… Full Story »
  • Idaho, Power Company Make Water Deal

    Apr 9, 2009

    The 1984 Swan Falls water agreement was reaffirmed this week in a proposed legal settlement between the state of Idaho and Idaho Power Co. In 1984, the Swan Falls agreement resolved a struggle between the state and Idaho power over the company’s water rights at its… Full Story »
  • TASC Funding Available

    Apr 9, 2009

    USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is still accepting applications for fiscal year 2009 funding for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) Program. TASC applications are accepted on a rolling basis and may be submitted at any time throughout this fiscal year. The TASC program makes… Full Story »
  • McDonald’s to Take Steps to Cut Potato Pesticides

    Apr 9, 2009

    McDonald's Corp, the largest purchaser of potatoes in the United States, has agreed to take preliminary steps to reduce pesticide use in its domestic potato supply, shareholder groups said on Tuesday, according to a Reuters story. Read the rest of the story: Click Here.
  • Industry Opens Doors to Russian Potato Shipments

    Apr 8, 2009

    Shipments of fresh potatoes to Russia became a possibility after a market access agreement was signed on March 17. The agreement provides for market access from all states. This was the first plant market access agreement ever to be signed between the United States and Russia,… Full Story »
  • ‘Potato’ Has Made History Around the World

    Apr 6, 2009

  • Why You Shouldn’t Pass Up potatoes

    Apr 6, 2009

  • Agreement Opens Russia for U.S. Potato Shipments

    Mar 31, 2009

    According to the National Potato Council, on March 18, U.S. and Russian governments signed an agreement that opened Russia for shipments of U.S. fresh potatoes. The agreement is the first agreement of its kind between the two countries, according to NPC's "Insider Report." Russia has… Full Story »
  • Forging a Hot Link to the Farmer Who Grows the Food

    Mar 30, 2009

    America, meet your farmer. The maker of Stone-Buhr flour, a popular brand in the western United States, is encouraging its customers to reconnect with their lost agrarian past, from the comfort of their computer screens.The New York Times Read the rest of this story at

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