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Beverly Searle shares views ahead for farm, family

Great nations are made within the walls of individual homes, and this is no more profoundly evident than at the home of Beverly Searle as she talks ab... more »

Road ahead leads to open spaces for Melanie Likes and her family

“Driven” is an especially appropriate word to describe Melanie Likes. Tractors, pickups, six-wheel bobtails, 10-wheel farm trucks, her vintage 198... more »

2017 Spudwoman of the Year: Addie Waxman

2017 has been a big year for Addie Waxman. She graduated May 13 from the University of Idaho with her Ph.D. in plant sciences. She is also the recipie... more »

Women are the Unsung Heroes of Agriculture

While speaking about his book “American Farmer” at the Potatoes USA annual meeting in Denver a few months ago, photographer Paul Mobley said women... more »

Spudman 7: Mac Johnson

Mac Johnson has spent his entire career in marketing, working for, or with, many of the country’s largest consumer product goods. In 2000, he joined... more »

The Road to the Farm Bill

The estimated two-year process to rewrite the Farm Bill has started in earnest. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., held the fi... more »

Battle Plans for Disease Management

What is the best approach to disease management at planting — seed treatments or in-furrow applications? Or is this really a question about what cro... more »

Rockey Farms a blast from the past

Beneficial insects and complementary plant populations — you might call it neo-traditionalism, a recognition that past farming practices still have ... more »

The Future of Potato Research Funding is Here

The Potato Research Advisory Committee (PRAC) held one of its first meetings in Washington, D.C., just prior to the Potato D.C. Fly-In in February. Co... more »

Spudman 7: Doug Cole

Doug Cole has been the director of marketing and communications for Simplot Plant Sciences since 2012. In this capacity, Cole is responsible for build... more »


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