January 2014

Cautious Optimism

Looking back over my first five months with the United States Potato Board (USPB), one of the more impressive things about this industry is how well it works together on many important issues, such as... more
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Investing in the Future

An investment in the future of the potato industry is how John Keeling likens the National Potato Council's (NPC) academic scholarship. Both the NPC and Syngenta have made annual scholarship awards sp... more

National Potato Council: A Call for Consistency

Since the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in January 2011, the ag world has been bracing for a flood of new FDA rules governing the way ag... more

Over the Rainbow

With fall harvest in full stride for R&G Potato Company, a rainbow arched over the company's offices near American Falls in southeastern Idaho on a mid-September morning.Glancing out the window of... more
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Taking Stock: Looking Forward

There are those days when I feel I've seen it all before. Life is just a series of repetitions. Some call it déjà vu.Then there are days when life is a continuous adventure of discovery.... more

The Innate Strategy

Whether you call it biotechnology or GMO there's no arguing the fact that Simplot has made a major investment in the future of variety development with their first generation of Innate potatoes of Rus... more

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