July 11
Applications for Family Business Scholarship being accepted

The application period for the 2017 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship is now open. The Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Program was founded in 2001 by sisters Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, in honor of t... more

July 11
Kingston Fresh introduces Fryer Gold potato

Kingston Fresh, based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is introducing the second offering under the Kingston Fryer Brand. Kingston Fresh has experienced success with their original, Russet variety based Kingston Fryer, known as “America’s Ultimate Frying P... more

July 11
Wisconsin to host potato marketing organization meeting

The Potato Marketing Association of North America (PMANA) will hold its annual conference July 16-18 at the Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The event will include golf, an opening reception, seminars, meetings, a dinner cruise and ... more

July 10
Side Delights debuts new organic russet product

Fresh Solutions Network will be launching its new Side Delights Farmer’s Table Organic Russet single wrapped, microwaveable potato – a line extension to the Farmer’s Table Organic potato line up. The launch will take place at the Organic Produc... more

July 5
Research evaluates how ‘vadose zone’ affects runoff water

Just ahead of a rainstorm, Cody Ross might run out to an agricultural research site as part of his graduate work. He’ll need to get some dye into an injection well. The point? To evaluate the path that water follows from the field during and after ... more

July 5
Senate bill would offer assistance with equipment buys

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has joined Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to introduce the bipartisan Agriculture Equipment and Machinery Depreciation Act to help farmers purchase new equipment and replace worn-out machinery... more

July 5
Washington commission seeks nominations for vacancy

The Washington State Potato Commission is accepting nominations to fill a vacancy left by a retiring commissioner. This position must be filled by a grower from District 2, which includes the counties of Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Yakima, Kittit... more

July 5
June NASS report shows reduction in total U.S. acreage

Potato acreage in the United States is down, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) annual June fall acreage report. Total acreage for 2017 is estimated to be 1,025,400 acres, down .83 percent from the 2016 figur... more

June 28
Growers meet for 10th Annual Crop Transition Conference

The 10th annual Crop Transition Conference was held June 21 in Bloomington, Minnesota. The conference which is organized by the United Potato Growers of America (UPGA) was first held in 2008 and was focused only on the red potato market. The leade... more

June 27
Carrington Research Extension offers weed ID resources

North Dakota State University's Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) has a weed arboretum (living weed exhibit) that's a resource for informal or formal weed identification. "The first step in weed management is plant identification," said ... more

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