July/August 2010

Health Care Changes

President Obama and Congress made sweeping changes to America's health care system in March. After reviewing the complex legislation and its potential effects on those who make their living in agriculture, representatives of Western Growers Association held a webinar in May, where they presented their findings.

Looking to the Future

USPB chairwoman seeks grower input on new long-range planAs 2010-11 chair of the U.S. Potato Board, Cheryl Koompin envisions her goals for the coming year as clearly as she can see miles and miles of ... more

Preparing for Harvest

Preparation for vine kill begins nowPotato plant canopies have begun to spread, the plants are looking healthy and now's the time to begin making plans to kill all the vines, stems and leaves in antic... more

Reading Reactions

Taking Stock monthly Spudman editor's letter.

Traceability Timeline Tweaked

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association, Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, speaking on behalf of the PTI steering committee, reaffirmed the commitment to PTI and GS1, as well as the voluntary nature of the initiative and the end point of 2012. But the committee is addressing concerns from member companies and moving the goals for the next two milestones.

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