November/December 2008

Acreage levels off, top varieties decline further

Total seed acres certified in the United States for 2008 remained about the same as last year at 109,211 acres. That's down from almost 132,300 acres five years ago. However, the Top 20 varieties for ... more

Getting Buyers Excited

Few agricultural segments have needed to adapt as much as the potato industry. Sure, growers of all specialty crops and commodities have adopted new technology, from water-monitoring equipment to GPS-... more

Idaho Extension improves visual quality and nutrients in fresh market potatoes

When Mike Thornton gets together with his brothers, Sam and Rob, you can count on potatoes being part of their conversation.The Thornton boys grew up in a potato environment.Their father, Robert is a ... more

Tri-Campbell Farms partner advocates industry ‘over-marketing’

The year was 1977. Tom Campbell had just completed high school. He wasn't simply looking for a job, he was searching for a vocation a lifelong career. He learned how to operate a potato harvester that... more

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