May/June 2012


Community leader

USPB chairman seeks to 'make the industry healthy'Driving across the Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, leaving a plume of dust in his wake, Sid Staunton points to a coyote running across a field of cu... more

Desiccant decisions

Chemicals, variety, timing affect vine killVine desiccation is an important decision during the growing season, potentially affecting tubers well into the storage season. Many factors impact vine kill... more

Doing the math

Shippers see increased weight limits for trucksDon Meacham said the math is simple when it comes to increasing truck weight limits and the benefit that will have for shippers.While it would require ad... more

Looking back: 50 years in potato production

Potato planting has gone from two- and four-row planters to six- and even up to 12 row planters, without anymore workers on the machines, poking seed to flow better. Instead of people, there are row m... more

Spudman 7: Q&A with David Parish

David Parish is an industry veteran in snack food manufacturing, agricultural production, agricultural research and development and procurement.In 2008, Parish embarked on a new business opportunity w... more

Taking stock: A community of potato growers

Another planting season has come and gone here in the Pacific Northwest. It's been warm and dry for most of the spring. Now we could use some rain.Down in the south and southeast, harvest has begun, a... more

The traceability alphabet: Seeking to create an ‘integrated whole’

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has the undivided attention of the food industry right now.The legislation was signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 4, 2011. Since then, FDA has been see... more

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