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SNOWMAGEDDON 2017

Our 7:30 a.m. Sunday church leadership meeting was cut short by a text that came in from a local ranching family. The roof on a large machine shop had... more »

Driving Home

Bound for home a few months ago, the time was just getting past the top of the hour. I turned on the radio to hear the latest news, but I’d just mis... more »

Spudman 7: Todd Forbush

Todd Forbush received his master’s degree from Michigan State University (MSU) in agricultural engineering in 1989. While at MSU, he studied the eff... more »

President Trump — The Dealmaker on Trade

As the change in leadership in Washington ushers in a new cast of characters, all eyes fall on the incoming president. On the campaign trail, Donald T... more »

Yi Wang Named Spudman’s 2017 ELA Recipient

You might say that Yi Wang’s decision to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biological science was the potato industry’s gain and the accordion world... more »

Change, Precisely

GPS systems have changed production agriculture in planting, material application and harvesting, and a number of companies have come out with innovat... more »

The Test of Time

Jutting south on the Delmarva peninsula, flung out beyond the Chesapeake Bay, is Virginia’s eastern shore. In 1876, when Horntown, Virginia, was a s... more »

Foreign trade: It’s complicated

Complicated. It’s a word that kept coming up as John Keeling, National Potato Council’s (NPC) CEO and executive vice president, discussed forei... more »

Spudman 7: Neil Gudmestad

Neil C. Gudmestad has conducted research on the diseases of potato for over 39 years. He began his career in seed potato certification with the North ... more »

Riding the Coaster: A Look at the Election and Year Ahead

As the inauguration of Donald Trump as president draws closer, it presents the promise of a fresh start. The actions in the first 90 days are often co... more »


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