January 2009

Changes in Leadership

With the inauguration of President-elect Obama Jan. 20 comes a change in leadership for many of the agencies that regulate and monitor the produce industry. This change comes as no surprise to the pro... more

Editor’s Letter

There are two sides to creating a profitable market for potato growers: the supply side and the demand side. Supply has been kept in check through the hard work of many in the industry, but there's mo... more

Fresh Potato Sales Up

The decline in potato consumption seen over the last 10 years appears to be leveling off, and retail purchases of potato products are increasing, according to a report released in October by the Unite... more

Gilbert Farms

Faming and family. For Richard Gilbert the two could not be more intertwined; the words are almost synonymous for this potato farmer and rancher in Grace, Idaho. Gilberts have been breaking the soil i... more

Potato Outlook 2009

Supply and demand. It's the first law of economics in a free market system. In times of surplus and material overproduction that flood the marketplace and exceed consumer demand, producers will be har... more

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