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Measuring sustainability to manage smarter potato production

The phrase “you can’t manage what you don’t measure” has become a popular part of the agricultural lexicon, often used to reinforce th... more »

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The Lighter Side

President Calvin Coolidge (1872- 1933), and his wife, Grace, enjoyed a great relationship. One day during Coolidge’s presidency (1923-1929), he and ... more »

America is a Spud Nation

As growers flew into D.C. to “stand up for potatoes on Capitol Hill” during this year’s National Potato Council Washington Summit, Feb. ... more »

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2023 Spudman Survey results are in

When it comes to farm labor needs, potato growers are in a fortunate position. While growers of other vegetables and fruit see the most labor-intensiv... more »

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Potato Power

A recent report highlighting the potato industry’s $100.9 billion economic impact in the U.S. featured eye-catching numbers, and the timing of its r... more »

Organic russets feeling potato supply squeeze

The 2022-23 storage crop of all potatoes is down as much as 5% from the previous year, a shortage being most acutely felt in the organic russet potato... more »

Tuber infected with root-knot nematodes. Photo: Cynthia Gleason

The PAPAS project

About 20% of what a farmer spends to grow a crop of potatoes is for nematicide applications. In Idaho, the pale cyst nematode (Globodera pallid... more »

A Day in the Life of a Farm Worker

EFI highlights new video series made by and about farmworkers

Equitable Foods Initiative (EFI), the multi-stakeholder workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, ... more »

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Study reveals information on the timing of potassium chloride in potato fields

Sarah Light, an agronomy farm advisor with University of California Cooperative Extension, led a study on the timing of potassium chloride in potato f... more »

Vanmark’s new vine remover machine

Vanmark launches new vine remover machine for potato processors

Vanmark, an industrial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, announced the launch of its vine remover machine. The new machine removes... more »


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