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  • U.S. Potato Board Assessment to Increase

    Mar 22, 2005

    After reviewing results of the U.S. Potato Board’s (USPB) domestic and international marketing programs and discussing the future of those programs on budgets that have been static for more than 20 years, board members voted during USPB’s annual meeting to increase the assessment. Eighty-eight percent… Full Story »
  • March Potato Stocks Up 1 Percent from 2004

    Mar 15, 2005

    The 15 major potato states held 168 million cwt. of potatoes in storage March 1, up 1 percent from last year and 2 percent above 2003. Potatoes in storage account for 42 percent of the 2004 fall storage state production, 1 percentage point above last… Full Story »
  • Maine Potato Growers Look to Sell Potatoes to Cuba

    Mar 15, 2005

    Maine potato growers and dealers have just completed a second sales mission to Cuba, where they worked to further negotiations to sell 1,000 metric tons of seed potatoes and some tablestock potatoes for shipment in November. The leader of the team, Joe Lallande, president and CEO… Full Story »
  • United of Idaho Hires CEO

    Feb 21, 2005

    United Fresh Potato Growers of Idaho (United) has announced it hired the former president of Embasa Foods as its CEO. Jerry Wright, 53, of Idaho Falls, was hired by United's board of directors to serve as the potato co-op’s initial CEO. United signaled its commitment to succeed… Full Story »
  • February Potato Stocks Up 2 Percent from 2004

    Feb 15, 2005

    The 15 major potato states held 204 million cwt. of potatoes in storage Feb. 1, up 2 percent from last year and 3 percent above 2003, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Potatoes in storage account for 51 percent of the 2004 fall… Full Story »
  • PGI Files for Trade Adjustment Assistance

    Feb 14, 2005

    Potato Growers of Idaho (PGI) is asking the USDA to provide growers with assistance under a program intended to help compensate producers for damages suffered as a consequence of increased imports of foreign farm products. PGI filed a request for assistance under the Trade Adjustment… Full Story »
  • 2005 Chip Seminar Approaches

    Feb 9, 2005

    The 2005 Chip Seminar will be held March 2-5 in Jacksonville, Fla. The seminar will feature numerous topics to help chippers plan for the future. Among the speakers and topics are: -Warren Henninger, of Ag World Support Systems: Third party inspections -Mike Salisbury, of Salisbury Management Systems: Cost… Full Story »
  • Co-op Announces Potato Purchase

    Jan 24, 2005

    United Potato Growers of Idaho (United) has announced it plans to buy several hundred million pounds of potatoes from its members starting in January. These purchases are part of United’s market stabilization program. The group will pay growers $2.50 per cwt. for the potatoes. Funding… Full Story »
  • January Potato Stocks up 2 Percent from 2004

    Jan 14, 2005

    The 15 major potato states held 238 million cwt. of potatoes in storage Jan. 1, up 2 percent from last year and 3 percent above 2003. Potatoes in storage account for 59 percent of the 2004 fall storage states' production, 1 percent above last year.… Full Story »
  • PGA Responds to Judge’s Ruling in Ring Rot Case

    Dec 27, 2004

    After the ruling by an Alberta judge that Canadian Food Inspection Agency documents must be released to a Washington state potato grower, the Potato Growers of Alberta (PGA) responded, saying the group will accept the judge’s decision. “We accept the Judge’s decision,” said Vern Warkentin, executive… Full Story »

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