February 2014


Born to the Industry

John Meyer, a fourth-generation grower from Cohocton, N.Y., recognizes that it takes the talents of many minds, and efforts from many hands to enable the work of feeding the world the highest quality ... more

Feeding the World

These are interesting times for the potato. While many scientists believe potatoes will play a key role in providing global food security in the future, potatoes are not without their critics.A majori... more

Getting the Credit

Since 2010 the small employer health insurance tax credit (Code Section 45R) has been available. For tax years 2010 through 2013, businesses that pay more than half the cost of health insurance under ... more

Learning Curve

Globalization has been the catchphrase for U.S. agriculture for a while now. As multinational corporations (MNCs) continue to develop and introduce new fungicides into the marketplace, we are witnessi... more

Strength in numbers on Capitol Hill

This February, potato growers and industry partners will gather in Washington, D. C., to focus on shaping a better business future for the potato industry. Will you be there?For those unfamiliar with ... more

Working together

It's the first day of 2014 as I compose this column. As we close the book on 2013, it can be a time for retrospection but it is also a time for moving forward and looking ahead.I prefer to look ahead ... more

Years of farm bill labor bears fruit

Over the past four years, the farm bill has been an agenda item at every NPC meeting, including the Potato D.C. Fly-In where we lobby Congress on our issues. I've personally traveled tens of thousands... more

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