November/December 2010

Reversal of Fortunes

What a difference a year can make. Twelve months ago the fresh market had cratered. While process growers were enjoying the benefits of record yields and good size.Now, one year later, and it's the fr... more

Russet tops certified acres

The numbers are in for the 2010 seed potato acres approved for certification and Russet Burbank remains the dominant variety in the U.S with 24,033 certified seed acres. Idaho accounted for 59 percent... more

Spudman 7: Frank Muir

Frank Muir is president and chief executive officer for the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC). He earned his MBA in marketing with highest honors from Brigham Young University. Before moving to Idaho, he ... more

Strength in Generations

It's an all-in-the-family operation for Bruce Heersink in Colorado's San Luis Valley. Sitting at the wheel of his potato harvester, Heersink guides the machine through one of his fields during the las... more

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