July/August 2008

Brothers run third-generation family farm in Maine

The Roope family has farmed in Presque Isle, Maine, for more than 80 years, but the current generation has seen the biggest changes in the last five to 10 years. The Roopes were named Maine Farm Famil... more

Facility has looked at potato storage issues for more than 20 years

At the University of Idaho's research storage facility in Kimberly, Nora Olsen has been overseeing the best methods of potato storage for almost 10 years. She also has responsibilities for potato prod... more

Remembering Simplot

The potato industry lost one of its most prominent names in May when J.R. Simplot passed away at the age of 99.Few people have seen firsthand the development and growth of the U.S. potato industry, an... more

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