April 2016


Politics and Potatoes

Donald Trump was in ascendance as we gathered in Washington, D.C., for the National Potato Council's Potato D.C. Fly-In in February. From political pundits to congressional representatives and senator... more

Potato D.C. Fly-In postmortem

Between Feb. 22 and Feb. 25, the National Potato Council (NPC) hosted the 2016 Potato D.C. Fly-In. More than 130 U.S. potato growers and industry partners came to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the... more

Spudman 7: Larry Hiller

Larry Hiller received a B.S. in ag education from Iowa State University (ISU). He spent nine months in the Philippines in the 4-H International Farm Youth Exchange program, returned to ISU and receive... more

Strength in Numbers

A shroud of scaffolding covers the Capitol Dome these days, as one of the world's most iconic symbols of democracy undergoes a $60 million renovation. Under the towering presence of the Capitol, advoc... more

UAS Spreads Its Wings

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), continue to make inroads in commercial, industrial, recreational and agricultural uses. Researchers are beginning to see a wide array of potential agricultural applications for the eyes in the sky of UAS.

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