• Late blight found in Michigan’s St. Joseph County

    Jul 28, 2016

    Late blight was found in three more potato fields in Michigan’s St. Joseph County on Monday, July 25.            Photo 1. Sporulating late blight lesion with white, velvety mycelial growth. Initial genotyping confirmed isolates as US-23 by GPI isomerase testing. Mating… Full Story »
  • Weather devastates crop in North Dakota

    Jul 27, 2016

    The heart of "Potato Country" in northeast North Dakota was devastated by baseball size hail that lasted up to 35 minutes last Tuesday night. The worst hail damage was along Highway 18 from Mountain to Hoople in Pembina and Walsh Counties but heavy rain, hail… Full Story »
  • Trimble forms new agribusiness solutions group

    Jul 27, 2016

    Trimble has established a business solutions group within its agriculture division. The Trimble Agriculture Business Solutions group will provide customers with technology integration across their business and data solutions. The Agriculture Business Solutions group combines portfolios from Agri-Data, the Connected Farm solution, Farm Works Software solution, Cengea… Full Story »
  • Late blight spreads in Columbia Basin

    Jul 26, 2016

    Washington State University (WSU) Extension has released a special issue of Potato Pest Alert regarding the spread of late blight to more fields in the Columbia Basin. Dennis Johnson, WSU professor and Extension plant pathologist, reported the following information in the alert. Late blight has spread and is… Full Story »
  • NPC joins US Agriculture Coalition for Cuba

    Jul 26, 2016

    The National Potato Council (NPC) has joined more than 100 national grower organizations, state grower associations, and agribusiness members as part of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC). The coalition's goal is to reestablish Cuba as a market for U.S. food and ag exports, NPC said in… Full Story »
  • MPB hosts 30th annual meeting

    Jul 23, 2016

    The Maine Potato Board (MPB) held its 30th annual dinner meeting on July 14 at Farm Park in Fort Fairfield, Maine. Nearly 300 growers, family members and industry supporters attended. Steve Belyea, PMIF program manager, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for his 35 years of… Full Story »
  • Potatoes USA hires institutional foodservice marketing manager

    Jul 21, 2016

    Potatoes USA has hired Rachael Lynch as a global marketing manager for institutional foodservice markets. Lynch has spent the last five years revitalizing hospital cafeterias across the country, transforming them to meet national health guidelines with innovating concepts focused on wellness and standardization, according to… Full Story »
  • Obituary: Loren Stangeland

    Jul 19, 2016

    Loren P. Stangeland, Sr. passed away on July 11 in Richland, Washington. The 1959 NDSU graduate began his professional career in Hallock, Minnesota and later Kennedy, Minnesota and Grand Forks, North Dakota. In 1967, he and his young family of seven moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho where he was… Full Story »
  • Simplot plans $30 million expansion in Grand Forks

    Jul 19, 2016

    J.R. Simplot is planning a $30 million expansion to a processing plant in north Grand Forks, Idaho, the Grand Forks Herald reports. Simplot's plans would expand the facility's freezer and storage capacities.  Here's more from the Grand Forks Herald: The Grand Forks Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously… Full Story »
  • Texas A&M field day to feature new variety

    Jul 19, 2016

    The annual Potato Field Day in the High Plains featuring the Texas A&M University AgriLife Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program will be July 21. The program is jointly hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Bruce Barrett, owner of Barrett Farm. Attendees should assemble… Full Story »

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