March 2009

Demand Isn’t the Result of Increased Consumption

This year started with tight potato supplies because of reduced acreage throughout the United States of about 8 percent. Weather conditions in some of the potato-producing regions led to reduced yield... more

Fast Food Fries

At the Potato Expo meeting in San Antonio in January, one of the presenters brought up an interesting point about the future of potato products at quick-service restaurants. Jeff DeLapp, president of ... more

Fourth Generation Grower Says Marketing is Industry’s Future

Though Kent Bitter was born and raised on his family's farm near Shelley, Idaho, it wasn't until after his first year of college, that he realized he had a special affinity for the land and decided to... more

Prices May Hit the Floor Soon

Fertilizer prices spiked during the 2008 growing season, and the market has left manufacturers, dealers and growers in a tight spot. Prices peaked around September and then dropped off as the economy ... more

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