May/June 2016

With this, our second annual Women of the Industry issue, Spudman attempts to remedy the situation by recognizing the important roles women are playing in the industry today. From farming and research... more »
The need to see action on the voluntary genetic modified organism (GMO) labeling situation has reached a breaking point after the last few months of discussion. With Vermont's mandatory on-package GMO... more »
New technologies identifies CIS traits in varieties. »
Lorie Ewing, program manager of the nuclear seed potato program at the University of Idaho, is retiring this July after 33 years of managing the potato tissue culture lab and greenhouse. Ewing recei... more »
Silvia Rondon, Liz Sanders and Eugenia Banks contribue to the long-term health of the potato industry. »
When colleagues and farmers were asked to describe Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) potato specialist Eugenia Banks, two words stood out: dedicated and passionate. In fact, one Norfolk ... more »
"I'm incredibly bossy, so I think that makes me especially suited for management, Liz Sanders said, laughing at her self-assessment. "My job is to make sure that everything here runs beautifully.""Her... more »
It's a long way from the Andean altiplano of Puno, Peru, to the lower Columbia Basin of Hermiston, Oregon. For Silvia Rondon, it's a journey that started in the rugged highlands – considered to be t... more »

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