A lack of national nematode surveys has led to further restrictions on the movement of seed potatoes between the United States and Canada.
The former director of the Washington State Potato Commission was sentenced to five days in jail for improperly using commission funds. Spokane, Wash., KHQ... more
United Potato Growers of America has added a new member co-op ? United Potato Growers of Montana.
It was easy enough to imagine the immediate future of the bushel of potatoes on display at the Schnecksville Grange Hall: slivered into chips, sliced into fries, diced into hash browns or, best of all, baked and steaming in buttery glory beside a med... more
If Esmaeil Fallahi has his way, the home of the world-famous Russet potato may soon also welcome persimmons, pistachios, pawpaws, quinces and mulberries. Island Packet... more
The 13 major potato states held 153 million cwt. of potatoes in storage on March 1, down 1 percent from last year and 8 percent below March 1, 2005, for comparable states.
Supporters say legislation introduced in the U.S. House would give Midwest farmers and food processors more options and remove planting restrictions included in the 2002 Farm Bill. Inside Indiana Business... more
Potatoes really get a bad break. Their bad reputation claims potatoes are fattening. This is because of the fast food craze for french fries. It isn't the potato that is the problem, it's the fat that it is fried in. Auburn Citizen... more
A mysterious disease is lurking in the potato fields around Texas, threatening farmers with millions in losses and jeopardizing their share of the lucrative potato chip market. San Antonio Express-News... more