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Potato Growers Back New Secretary of Agriculture

The search for a new Secretary of Agriculture went down to the wire, as the incoming Trump administration made former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue their ... more »

Where Did All the Money Go?

Toward the end of her life, my grandmother ran out of money. In a way, she was lucky – she had family that could help her, but it was a jarring disr... more »

Time for a Recharge

On Nov. 2, 2016, Idaho Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman signed an order creating a groundwater management area (GWMA) for the East... more »

Living the Dream

There’s a slight chill in the September air as Tim Topliff begins another harvest day in Nevada’s pre- dawn darkness at R.D. Offut’s (RDO) Winne... more »


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 »

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