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  • 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 »
  • Agreement Signed To Allow U.S. Chipping Potatoes Into Japan

    Feb 15, 2006

    The National Potato Council (NPC) and United States Potato Board (USPB) have announced that after more than 25 years of effort, the U.S. potato industry, on Feb. 1, achieved market access to Japan for U.S. chipping potatoes from 14 states. Access was granted due to… Full Story »
  • February Potato Stocks Down 7 Percent

    Feb 15, 2006

    The 13 major potato states held 188 million cwt. of potatoes in storage Feb. 1, down 7 percent from last year and 6 percent below Feb. 1, 2004, for comparable states, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Ohio and Pennsylvania were dropped from the… Full Story »
  • January Potato Stocks Down 7 Percent from 2005

    Jan 20, 2006

    The 13 major potato states held 219 million cwt. of potatoes in storage Jan. 1, down 7 percent from last year and 6 percent below Jan. 1, 2004, for comparable states, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Ohio and Pennsylvania were dropped from the… Full Story »
  • United of America, PMANA To Work Together

    Jan 12, 2006

    The United Potato Growers of America (United) met this week with leaders of the Potato Marketing Association of North America (PMANA) and agreed to work together to ensure that potato supply does not exceed demand across North America. By combining the knowledge and experience of… Full Story »
  • Offices To Relocate To Salt Lake City

    Jan 10, 2006

    UNITED Potato Growers of America has hired Julia E. Cissel as CEO. Cissel takes over from interim CEO Jerry Wright, who led the co-op since its inception in March 2005. Wright will now focus his efforts in leading the UNITED Potato Growers of Idaho. Part… Full Story »
  • Overshipping Could Mean Shortages Later

    Jan 4, 2006

    Fresh potato growers now shipping potatoes are receiving as much as $5 per cwt. f.o.b. less for their potatoes than they could expect to obtain later in the season, according to the National Fresh Marketing Committee of United Potato Growers of America (United). “Right now, we… Full Story »

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