February 2024

2024 Impact Awards: Meet the industry leaders making impactful contributions

From the classroom to the field, the 2024 Spudman Impact Award winners are making significant contributions to the potato industry. Winners were nominated by peers and selected by a panel of judges... more

NPC preparing for monumental 2024 Washington Summit

It seems like every election cycle, politicians tell us that this is the most important election of our lifetimes. Hyperbole aside, the 2024 General Election and the policy discussion leading up to an... more

PAA recognizes scientists with honorary life membership

Honorary life membership in the Potato Association of America (PAA) recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to the potato industry. It signifies a lifelong commitment and appreciation for... more

PEI potato wart mitigation efforts present a growing concern to US

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s recently announced risk management plans do not contain the urgency necessary to ensure that Prince Edward Island potato wart stays out of the U.S., a leading i... more

Potato growers address ongoing water worries through research

Water is one of the earth’s most precious resources. Clean water is vital to maintaining the health of humans, plants and animals alike. It is also necessary for sanitation and food processing. U... more

USDA funds closer look at options to replace neonicotinoids

The USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) recently announced funding for a four-year, Potatoes USA-supported research project to develop and evaluate potential alternatives to neonicotino... more

Water shortages spurring innovation in Columbia Basin

Farmers rely on water for their livelihoods, but it often costs a lot to get it to the field. In arid regions, and in the top two potato-producing states of Idaho and Washington, farmers are increasin... more

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