It’s been 11 years since Dutch potato grower Jacob van den Borne took over the family farm with his brother Jan. At the time they decided that they didn’t want to grow bigger, they wanted to grow ... more
A March morning is only as drab as he who walks in it without a glance skyward, ear cocked for geese." So wrote Aldo Leopold in "A Sand County Almanac." I quote Leopold for two reasons: 1) "A Sand Cou... more
Introduction by Bill SchaeferThere are a lot of tools available to protect your crop — fungicides, herbicides and insecticides, to name three. All three of these inputs require growers to practi... more
In the Central Sands region of Wisconsin, made famous in Aldo Leopold's book, A Sand County Almanac," Steve Diercks, 67, and his son Andy Diercks, 45, were busy bringing in the 2014 fall harvest when ... more
Gregg Halverson is president and chairman of the board of Black Gold Farms, a family owned potato growing and marketing organization headquartered in Grand Forks North Dakota. Black Gold Farms special... more
At the National Potato Council's (NPC) annual meeting, held January 14-15 in Las Vegas Nevada, Jim Tiede of American Falls, Idaho, was elected to serve as the NPC president for 2016 and to lead the co... more
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