Industry Profiles

Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Stabenow announces retirement

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, announced in early January that she will not seek re-election and will leav... more »

TOMRA Food appoints first global category director for vegetables and fruit for its processed business area

TOMRA Food's Processed Food business area has appointed its first global category director for vegetables and fruit. The new role – created as part ... more »

Chief Agricultural Negotiator confirmed

The U.S. Senate confirmed Doug McKalip in late December to serve as the Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative ... more »

Phil Gusmano appointed chair of Michigan Potato Industry Commission

Phil Gusmano of Better Made Snack Foods will serve as chair of the Michigan Potato Industry Commission (MPIC) in 2023. Gusmano and Ryan Norton ... more »

John Verbrigghe, Michigan potato grower, dies

John Verbrigghe, 91, of Verbrigghe Potato Farms, died Dec. 15, in Escanaba, Michigan. Verbrigghe, a son of Belgian immigrants who was raised on his... more »

National Potato Council’s new logo reflects ‘Standing Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill’

In only the third time in its 74-year history, the National Potato Council (NPC) today released a new logo that better reflects its public policy focu... more »

Certis Biologicals elevates leadership for U.S.-based sales efforts

Certis Biologicals announced Nov. 21 that veteran sales leader Tim Riley has been tapped to helm the company’s U.S.-based sales team as national... more »

Adapting to change

Though the Worley family arrived in the San Luis Valley of Colorado around 1919, today’s iteration of Worley Family Farms began with Carl Worley, wh... more »

Paul Slupecki appointed as head of TOMRA Fresh Food

TOMRA Food has appointed Paul Slupecki as senior vice president, head of TOMRA Fresh Food. This follows the reorganization of TOMRA Food into two ... more »

Idaho Potato Commission appoints two new commissioners

During the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) October meeting, two new commissioners representing the grower and shipper industries were sworn in. Daren ... more »


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