May/June 2015

Going Underground

Many agronomic crops have benefited from subsurface drip irrigation (SDI), including cotton and corn, but potatoes primarily rely on pivot and sprinkler irrigation systems. Research across the United ... more
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Let the marketplace decide

The historic success of farmers in the United States in providing consumers with safe, abundant and affordable food results from the interaction of hard work and the application of innovative technolo... more

Michigan Matriarch

What's a Yooper? A Yooper is a euphemism for a resident of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (U.P.). Three percent of Michigan residents call the Upper Peninsula home and are proud to be known as Yoopers.Dia... more

Paying It Forward

Carl Hoverson wants to give back to the industry that has given him so much during a lifetime spent growing potatoes.Hoverson, of Larimore, North Dakota, was elected United States Potato board (USPB) ... more
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Recognizing Spudwomen

The history of agriculture is one told mostly from a man's perspective. However, there is no denying that women have played both important and supporting roles in agriculture and on U.S. farms from th... more

Spudman 7: Traci Hiebert

Traci Hiebert grew up in Idaho, finished her undergraduate degree in Tübingen, Germany and spent the next 13 years working her way from intern to management in the international marketing and sal... more

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