New Varieties

Sustainable Packaging Evolution

When it comes to potatoes and sustainability, it's in the bag, for Wada Farms. The potatoes are in the bag and the bag's material includes up to 25... more »

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Taking Stock: Long Time Coming

Let's start off with a note of thanks to Congress for recent passage of the farm bill. It took two years of stops and starts before the House and Sena... more »

PVMI seeks proposals for new variety

The (PVMI) has issued a request for proposals for POR02PG26-5, a mid-season specialty potato with yellow skin and red eyes with yellow flesh.PVMI is ... more »

2014 New Varieties

Jeanne Debons, executive director of the Potato Variety Management Institute, Don Flannery, executive director of the Maine Potato Board, and Ken... watch »

The Innate Strategy

Whether you call it biotechnology or GMO there's no arguing the fact that Simplot has made a major investment in the future of variety development wit... more »

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Investing in the Future

An investment in the future of the potato industry is how John Keeling likens the National Potato Council's (NPC) academic scholarship. Both the NPC a... more »

Grants released for potato research

Among the Specialty Crop Block Grants recently released by the USDA were these related to potato research in the following states: Colorado: 1) Partn... more »

Spear awarded $10,000 NPC scholarship

Rhett Spear, a horticulture Ph.D. student at Washington State University, has been awarded the National Potato Council's 2013-2014 academic scholarsh... more »

Spud Seller

The United States Potato Board (USPB) is comprised of many talented board members with varied backgrounds and roles within the potato industry. Rick ... more »

Clean Investment

Potato farmers could easily envy the winemaker. It must be wonderful to make a product that gets better with age. Spuds are as good at harvest as the... more »


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