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  • Klamath Basin growers create new endowment

    Nov 7, 2013

    Klamath Basin potato growers George Rajnus, Dan Chin and Lon Baley, with Bill Brewer, president and CEO of the Oregon Potato Commission (OPC), presented a check for $100,000 to Dan Arp, Ph.D., Oregon State University (OSU) dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Russell… Full Story »
  • IPC appoints three new commissioners

    Nov 3, 2013

    The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) appointed three new commissioners to three-year terms. The new commissioners are Peggy Grover, from BenchMark Potato in Rexburg; Ritchey Toevs, a grower from Aberdeen; and Tommy Brown, from Lamb Weston in Pocatello. Grover most recently served as chairwoman of the… Full Story »
  • Maine’s 2013 Young Farmer of the Year

    Nov 3, 2013

    Sara Corey, 23, of Monticello, was selected by the Maine Potato Board as the 2013 Young Farmer of the Year. Corey is the first woman to receive the recognition and is the youngest recipient of the honor. Corey is the daughter of Daniel and Amy… Full Story »
  • Proposal could help Pennsylvania growers

    Nov 1, 2013

    Proposed legislation could remove a regulatory burden on Pennsylvania potato growers. Currently, state law requires potatoes be packaged for sale in containers weighing 3 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 15 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs., 100 lbs. and multiples of 100 lbs. Legislation… Full Story »
  • Syngenta scholarship winner

    Oct 30, 2013

    Katie McKenna, of Mapleton, Maine, is the 2013 recipient of the $5,000 Syngenta Potato Scholarship. McKenna is a freshman majoring in biology at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. Growing up in the center of potato production in Aroostook County, McKenna worked for several years on… Full Story »
  • United announces Retail Produce Marketing and Merchandising Conference

    Oct 30, 2013

    United Fresh announced today that its second annual Retail Produce Marketing and Merchandising Conference will be held in Chicago on June 12-13 immediately following the United Fresh and FMI Retail Connect shows. The conference will be hosted by United’s Produce Marketing and Merchandising Council (PMMC),… Full Story »
  • NPC prepares food safety document

    Oct 29, 2013

    The National Potato Council (NPC) has released a document, “Commodity-Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Production, Harvest, Storage, and Packing of Potatoes.”  The NPC commissioned the document to provide food safety guidelines for all companies that produce, harvest, store, pack and transport potatoes. The guidelines… Full Story »
  • Fresh Summit 2013 proves a destination for industry connections

    Oct 23, 2013

    Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2013 Fresh Summit Convention and Expo returned to New Orleans for the first time in 11 years to rave reviews of its attendance, education and networking. Highlights of this year’s global event included a White House-touted appearance, unveiling of PMA’s new… Full Story »
  • Valley introduces Pump Connect

    Oct 16, 2013

    Valley Irrigation has added Pump Connect to its Valley Water Management product line. Pump Connect gives farmers the ability to wirelessly control pumps from the center pivot control panel. Pump Connect features a 900 MHz frequency-hopping radio with one watt output. The radio searches for… Full Story »
  • Compass Minerals personnel announcements

    Oct 16, 2013

    Compass Minerals, based in Overland Park, Kan., recently announced these personnel changes. Todd Denzin has been named vice president of specialty fertilizer marketing and sales. Denzin has more than 20 years of agribusiness experience. Most recently he served as director of business development for Agrium… Full Story »

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