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Editorial: GMO potatoes present opportunity

Another year is in the books and nearly another decade, as hard as that is to believe. We’ve entered 2019 — the final year of the 2010s. The co... more »

Spudman 7: Matt Wilkes, Potato Services of Michigan

Potato Services of Michigan is in the business of getting potato products to where there is a need, and there are needs everywhere. PSOM buys and sell... more »

Shawn Boyle wins Spudman’s Emerging Leader Award

Shawn Boyle is relatively new to the potato industry, but you would never know that based on his passion and dedication. Boyle has helped implement pr... more »

Industry to tackle top issues in D.C.

Potato growers will soon make their annual trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congress, including newly elected members. The meeting’s location a... more »

Trade in 2019

Trade was uneasy for growers throughout the past year with the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in sight while growers tried to ... more »

Biological sprout inhibitor could stop fungal growth

2017 saw European retailers and potato growers scramble to comply with rules requiring lower rates of the commonly used sprout inhibitor chlorpropham ... more »

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Digging in on soil health

Soil health has been called the “next frontier” of agriculture by no less than this very magazine. Something that would be useful in navigating th... more »

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2018 Seed Potato Crop Report: Eastern, Central United States

Growing a successful seed potato crop means navigating two major variables: weather and disease/pest pressure. For the most part, growers were able to... more »

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2018 Seed Potato Crop Report: Western United States

Growing a successful seed potato crop means navigating two major variables: weather and disease/pest pressure. For the most part, growers were able to... more »

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Streich Farms thrives as nearby population balloons

Even the smoothest harvest has some bumps. The 2018 harvest went fairly smoothly on Streich Farms, located west of the fast-growing town of Kalispell,... more »


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