Industry Profiles

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SpudWeek is almost here! Featuring three 1-hour interactive webcasts, the editor of Spudman will chat with industry experts, discussing the latest ... more »

2023 Dream Team winners

Every year, Spudman opens a call for entries for people who are making a difference in the potato industry. Now in its fourth year, these individuals ... more »

Meet the PILI Class of 2023

The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is excited to host the 2023 class of the Potato Industry Leadership Institu... more »

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 »

Nature’s Circle Farm

Aroostook County, Maine’s northernmost county along the Canadian border, was once the largest potato growing region in the United States... 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 »

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