July/August 2016

Born to Lead

Some are born to lead (think Queen Elizabeth II), some are born to run (think Bruce Springsteen) and some are born to grow potatoes and to lead the National Potato Council. For Jim Tiede, the Natio... more

Loving the Farm Life

The sky was a crystalline blue, unmarred by even the wisp of a cloud, in the early light of a late September morning. Truck traffic was racing down the undulating two-lane blacktop of Highway 17 as wi... more

Moving Forward

In this month's issue, we're featuring the grower-leaders of the National Potato Council (NPC) and Potatoes USA.Jim Tiede of American Falls, Idaho, became president of NPC in January, and Mike Pink of... more

Spudman 7: Richard Pavelski

Richard Pavelski is a fourth-generation Wisconsin potato grower. The original family farm in Amherst Junction, Wisconsin, was settled in 1873 by his great- grandfather August Pavelski, after emigratin... more

Trade Pact Benefits

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an Asian-Pacific regional free trade agreement among 12 nations, will open new markets for U.S. exports and offers the potential of nearly $1.5 billion in total ex... more

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