Production

Author of ag guestworker legislation won’t run in 2018

Congressman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.,  chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and senior member of the House Agriculture Committee – said he won’t... more »

NPC supports World Trade Organization ruling against Indonesia

The National Potato Council has issued a release in support of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that it said will increase potato export... more »

Dewulf to debut new planter at Agritechnica

Dewulf will soon launch the Structural 30, its latest belt planter, at Agritechnica 2017. At the show, Dewulf will launch the latest addition to it... more »

Positive outlook for Red River Valley potato harvest

The USDA has not released its full harvest report yet – it’s scheduled for Nov. 9,  – but local reports are promising for the Red River Valley.... more »

Idaho’s spud count was low, but high quality

The weather didn’t always cooperate during Idaho’s 2017 potato-growing season, but in the end, producers turned out high-quality potatoes around ... more »

Sterman Masser working with students to develop new potato products

Sterman Masser, Pennsylvania's largest potato producer, knows consumers aren't reaching for 5- and 10-pound bags of raw potatoes like they used to. Gr... more »

USDA projects potato harvest down from last year

Initial numbers from the USDA show that yields will be down compared to last year and that the number of acres harvested declined as well. While th... more »

House Judiciary Committee OKs guestworker, E-Verify bills

On Oct. 25, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 17-16 a bill to create a new agricultural guestworker program for America’s farmers ... more »

USDA grants awarded for Colorado specialty crops including potatoes

Twelve grants totaling over $600,000 have been awarded through the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Specialty Crops Program, two of which d... more »

UK researchers make progress with late blight resistance 

Researchers at the Sainsbury Laboratory in the UK have completed fields trials on a genetically modified breed of potato that incorporates late blight... more »


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