March 27
Seed Sales Halted Between U.S. and Canada

A lack of national nematode surveys has led to further restrictions on the movement of seed potatoes between the United States and Canada.

March 27
Former State Potato Commission Director Gets Five Days in Jail

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

March 22
Good News for Potato Growers

There is good news among potato growers this year. KPVI... more

March 20
Montana Growers Join United

United Potato Growers of America has added a new member co-op ? United Potato Growers of Montana.

March 19
New ‘Lehigh’ Potato Is a Treat

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

March 19
Idaho Farmers Make Room for Funky Fruits

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

March 16
March Stocks Down 1 Percent from Last Year

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.

March 12
Supporters: Farm Flex Bill Provides Options

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

March 9
Look at Potato as Big Vitamin Pill

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

March 9
Potato Disease Hits Texas Growers

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

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