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  • Young farmers to face off at Farm Bureau annual meeting

    Nov 13, 2013

    The next generation of Michigan farmers, poised to take their place alongside their elders, face each other Dec. 4 at Michigan Farm Bureau's 2013 Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids. Sixteen young farmers, ages 18 to 35, will face off in four individual contest categories geared toward… Full Story »
  • NASS releases crop production report

    Nov 11, 2013

    The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) 2013 crop production report shows 936,000 harvest acres of fall potatoes. The 2013 total is a decrease of 63,000 acres from the 2012 total of 989,000. The NASS report indicates that 2013 yield per acre will increase six cwt… Full Story »
  • 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 »

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