July/August 2014

Show-Me Spuds

How did John Halverson, a fourth generation potato grower from North Dakota and a member of Black Gold Farms, become the lone potato grower in the Cotton Belt of Missouri's Bootheel country? Like so m... more

Southern Man

Cotton is king in the south. That's a lesson that John Halverson quickly learned when he went down to Arbyrd, Missouri to set up a new potato operation for Black Gold Farms. He also learned that it ta... more

Spudman 7: Bill Campbell

For more than 30 years, Bill Campbell was the potato disease control specialist for the state of Alaska's Plant Materials Center. On April 30, Campbell retired from his position as Alaska's all-around... more

Spudman 7: Jeff Bragg

Jeff Bragg has been involved in the potato industry in varying capacities from the time he was in grade school, doing chores such as furrow irrigating with his father. He has served on the following ... more

Spudman 7: Mike Wenkel

Mike Wenkel joined the staff of the Michigan Potato Industry Commission (MPIC) in August 2012 as the executive director. His responsibilities include oversight of research, promotional and educational... more

Storage Quality

When it comes to potato storage there are two things every farmer needs to know. First, no crop, no matter how good it was when harvested, is going to improve in storage. Quality is either maintained ... more

Truck weight reform results in safer highways

In our nation's capital, an effort has been revived to reform the rules for shipping cargo on federal highways. At issue is a federal interstate law that caps the truck weight maximum at 80,000 pounds... more

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