March 2020

Are diploid potatoes in your future?

What is all the fuss about? Perhaps, you have been hearing about diploid potatoes and how they are going to change the industry. Are diploid potatoes really the wave of the future? It is important ... more

LaJoie family creates opportunities predecessors didn’t have through support system

Normand LaJoie was thrust into manhood at age 17 when his father, Gilbert, died suddenly in 1955. Normand and his mother, Marthe, were left to run their Maine family farm on their own, and they had to... more

Mark Szymanski sending the right message for National Potato Council

Mark Szymanski probably oversimplified his job as “easy,” adding that he’s only responsible for telling the world about the efforts of his fellow National Potato Council staffers. As the NPC... more

Studies on athletic performance benefits of potatoes underway

Potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse providing an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium, even more than bananas. In fact, compared to many other popular fruits and vegetables, potatoes provide ... more

The rise of specialty potatoes

Specialty potatoes are distinctive from the standard potato varieties commonly found in the marketplace. They may have a unique skin color, such as deep purple or apricot or mottled colors, and the fl... more

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