May/June 2022

Chatting with new TOMRA CEO Tove Andersen

In August 2021, Tove Andersen became the CEO of TOMRA, a global supplier of recycling, mining and food production equipment. With a history with crop production and nutrient supplier Yara, the TOMRA F... more

Empowering potato consumption through culinary innovation

Have you ever thought about making gnocchi from your favorite potato chips? How about making flavorful potato pickles or pierogies that take you to Mexico with each bite? Or how to master the ultimate... more

Hollee Alexander named 2022 Spudwoman of the Year

When the National Potato Council (NPC) opted to move its headquarters to Washington, D.C. in 2001, its first move was to hire John Keeling as chief executive officer. The first person Keeling hired to... more

Potato Association of America names four Honorary Lifetime Members

One of the most significant ways to recognize outstanding contributions to the potato industry and to our organization — the Potato Association of America (PAA) — is the awarding of Honorary Life ... more

Using perennial grains as crop field borders

Planting beneficial plants next to gardens and crop fields large and small has been a standard practice for decades, even centuries. The plants provide what are known as ecosystem services. These incl... more

Water concerns abound in Idaho following lackluster snowpack

A strong winter snowpack to fill Idaho’s reservoirs and canals for the 2022 growing season was the hope for the state’s potato farmers following the excessive heat of 2021, which resulted in below... more

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