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January 2010

First-ever comprehensive industry survey gives growers a voice

Well, if there are two facts you can definitely take away from our 2009 reader survey, it's that our readers are not shy in expressing their opinions and their opinions are as diverse as the varieties... more

Florida’s potato industry changing, moving

Southern Florida's potato industry has seen a dramatic shift in production in recent years as urban sprawl from Miami has decimated fields around Homestead, south of the city. Homestead historically h... more

Grower: 2010 to be ‘interesting’ for process growers

The process potato market seems to be in a state of suspended animation across the country at the beginning of 2010. From reduced consumption in the quick-service restaurant (QSR) category, a concomit... more

Growers to have ‘sufficient’ supply in 2010

Early indications for the 2010 water year point to sufficient water storage and ground water reserves to get irrigators through the upcoming growing season in the Pacific Northwest and in Colorado's S... more

Idaho grower offers more value-added products

The continued national decline in potato consumption, in both the process and fresh markets, has growers, shippers and industry marketers searching for solutions to end the downward spiral.From better... more

Second generation stepping into leadership at one of Idaho’s largest fresh grower-shippers

There's a change at the helm of Wada Farms, but the direction of one of Idaho's largest fresh potato producers will be to stay the course, said Bryan Wada, the new president of the multi-tiered compan... more

Three PNW state commissions working together to fund research

In an effort to make their shrinking budgets go farther, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) and the Oregon Potato Commission (OPC) have initiated explorat... more

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