News

July 19
WSU researchers take another look at effects of water loss

Researchers from Washington State University have taken a second look at what has happen to potato farms in the water-challenged Odessa aquifer region, located in Adams, Franklin, Grant and Lincoln counties in east central Washington. The original... more


July 18
Potato grower supports trade at farm bill hearing in D.C.

Potato grower Eric Halverson was in Washington, D.C., July 13 to speak in front of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee regarding the importance of the USDA export programs. Halverson is a fourth-generation farmer and CEO of Black... more


July 18
Miller Research Station to host pest management field day

Miller Research will host its annual pest management field day Aug. 16 at its facility located near Acequia, Idaho. The day will be highlighted by a tour of the research plots. Trials to be highlighted include research on pink rot, rhizoctonia can... more


July 13
Idaho Potato Commission honors innovation in teaching via social media

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recognized new methods and breakthroughs in professional foodservice training programs with the 2017 Idaho Potato Commission Leadership Innovation Awards for Excellence in Foodservice Education at the 13th annual Cen... more


July 12
Protect at row closure with Endura® and Priaxor® fungicides

{Sponsored} At row closure, your crop is vulnerable to various diseases, including white mold and early blight, which can affect yields. Endura® and Priaxor® fungicides from BASF can be used to tackle these diseases. Add these fungicides to your to... more


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



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