News

November 30
Agencies propose changing effective date of 2015 ‘Waters of the United States’ ruling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army) are proposing to amend the effective date of the 2015 rule defining “waters of the United States.”  The agencies are proposing that the 2015 rule would not go into e... more


November 30
Potatoes USA takes foodservice recipes on the road

On November 7, representatives from Potatoes USA met with the school district of LaCrosse, Wisconsin to test school foodservice recipes with the K-12 experts themselves. The first-of-its-kind testing and learning event featured activities including r... more


November 30
Lindsay launches new irrigation manager for use on potato crops

FieldNET Advisor, an advanced irrigation management solution, will be available for use on potatoes and other crops for the 2018 growing season. The latest addition to the FieldNET line of products by Lindsay is designed to help growers make faster, ... more


November 30
Global potato processors wring efficiency from eco-friendly upgrades

European processors have worked to align themselves with the environmental goals passed by their home countries. Their innovative responses to those new rules have led, in some cases, to increased efficiency and greater productivity.  One of thos... more


November 21
House passes tax reform bill

Last week on Nov. 16, the House of Representatives passed its version of tax reform by a 227-205 vote. The National Potato Council highlighted some provisions of  possible interest to growers. The House's version immediately raises the estate ta... more


November 21
Five facts of fraud, a growing problem in potato country

At the recent, first-ever BIG Idaho Potato Harvest Meeting, growers were warned that financial fraud cases are on the rise. “I can tell you these are not just big city cases, these are occurring in eastern Idaho as well,” said eastern Idaho fi... more


November 21
Retail potato sales inch up for third straight month

In September, the total potato category was up 0.08 percent by weight when compared to the same time frame last year according to numbers from Potatoes USA. The total potato category was carried by deli (+2.4 percent), frozen (+1.3 percent) and fresh... more


November 21
NAFTA talks restart, NPC keeps eye on trucking issue

As the fifth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) get underway in Mexico City, the National Potato Council (NPC) issued a statement warning negotiators not to reopen the long-running disagreement over cr... more


November 17
Growers: It’s time to establish your 2018 pest management plan

{Sponsored} In the September/October Issue of Spudman magazine, we sat down with a pair of Technical Service Representatives from BASF to recap the 2017 growing season. Despite a late start, most growers faced minimal disease pressures and powered... more


November 15
Defining potatoes as a ‘performance fuel’

Recently, Potatoes USA received approval to spend money toward research with the goal of launching more proactive campaigns around potato nutrition. Instead of reactively combating negative health claims against potatoes, Potatoes USA will more activ... more



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