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Green Bank Observatory helps promote potato growing

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to grow potatoe as cash crops with the help of the Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank. Area farmers recently completed planting six five-acre plots between the Observatory headquarters and the Green Bank Telescope, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports. A state-owned planting machine was used by six teams of local growers in Pocahontas County. Here's more from the Gazette-Mail: “More than 1,000 acres of potatoes were once…  » Read more
Simplot Company to build new headquarters

Simplot Company to build new headquarters

The J.R. Simplot Company is planning to begin construction of a new headquarters building in Boise, Idaho, beginning in late 2013 or early 2014. A company press release announcing the plans indicated that the final size and configuration are still under consideration, but the building will be about 10 stories high and measure roughly 300,000 sq. ft. The new headquarters should be ready for occupancy two years after construction starts and will be located in…  » Read more
Spence named director of industry outreach for WSPC

Spence named director of industry outreach for WSPC

The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) has named Raina Spence as its new director of industry outreach. Spence's role at the commission will be focused on providing technical advice and assistance to the industry on food safety, sustainability programs and pest and plant diagnostics. She will oversee various research projects funded by the WSPC and coordinate efforts with other research institutions to develop key educational information. Findings from these initiatives will be distributed to growers,…  » Read more