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  • Growers Address Supply Issues in PEI

    Jun 22, 2005

    United Potato Growers of America (United) said its bid buy-down program has helped reduce potato acreage. Preliminary numbers show U.S. fresh potato acreage down 35,000 acres, with an additional 4,000 fresh potato acres cut on the East Coast outside of areas organized by United producers. Calculating… Full Story »
  • Epidemic Similar to 1997 Could Be Seen

    Jun 16, 2005

    The probability for late blight in southern Idaho is extremely high in 2005, according to the Treasure Valley & Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network. The amount of precipitation and the number of hours favorable for late blight pathogen establishment have been very high all across… Full Story »
  • June Potato Stocks Up 11 Percent from 2004

    Jun 16, 2005

    The 15 major potato states held 51 million cwt. of potatoes in storage June 1, up 11 percent from both last year and June 1, 2003. Potatoes in storage account for 13 percent of the 2004 fall storage states' production, 2 percent above last year.… Full Story »
  • Growers Wishing to Apply for TAA Must Attend

    Jun 9, 2005

    To be eligible for monetary and training assistance under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, Idaho's fresh-market potato growers must register at their local USDA Farm Service Agency office by June 27 and attend free, half-day technical assistance workshops that will be offered by University of… Full Story »
  • Supreme Court Rules Beef Checkoff Constitutional

    May 25, 2005

    The U.S. Supreme Court voted May 23 to uphold the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985, overturning lower court decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for South Dakota, which ruled the measure unconstitutional. The… Full Story »
  • May Potato Stocks Up 2 Percent from 2004

    May 23, 2005

    The 15 major potato states held 87 million cwt. of potatoes in storage May 1 – up 2 percent from last year and 5 percent above May 1, 2003, according to USDA. Potatoes in storage account for 22 percent of the 2004 fall storage states'… Full Story »
  • April Potato Stocks Up 3 Percent from 2004

    Apr 18, 2005

    The 15 major potato states held 130 million cwt. of potatoes in storage April 1, up 3 percent from both last year and April 1, 2003. Potatoes in storage account for 32 percent of the 2004 fall storage states' production, 1 percentage point above last… Full Story »
  • American Potato Cooperative Begins Acreage Bid Buy-Out Program

    Apr 6, 2005

    The recently-formed United Fresh Potato Growers of America board of directors met for the second time March 30 and 31 in Salt Lake City, Utah. At that meeting, representatives of state and regional cooperatives across the country agreed to participate in the first national acreage bid… Full Story »
  • U.S. Potato Board Elects New Leadership

    Mar 29, 2005

    The U.S. Potato Board’s (USPB) grower membership elected new leaders to its executive and administrative committees during the board’s annual meeting March 17-19 in Denver. The following sections list the leadership for the coming year: Chairman of USPB: Ray Meiggs, Camden, N.C. Immediate Past Chairman: Kraig Knutzen,… Full Story »
  • Idaho Potato Growers Granted Trade Adjustment Assistance

    Mar 22, 2005

    The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service approved a petition filed by potato producers in Idaho for benefits under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for farmers program. The producers may apply for TAA benefits between March 28 and June 27. Under the TAA program, USDA provides technical assistance… Full Story »

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