{home_description}
Share

Entries tagged with: Potatoes


Breeding programs focus on consumer of the future

Breeding programs focus on consumer of the future

Fruits and vegetables are important parts of a balanced diet, and making sure consumers have an abundant supply of them is part of the Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) mandate. Genetic improvements in fruits and vegetables are essential to meet the ever-changing needs of growers, processors and consumers. Scientists in ARS laboratories around the country strive to meet those needs. Potatoes In Beltsville, Md., plant geneticist Kathy Haynes is breeding potatoes with higher levels of carotenoids.…  » 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