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January 23
Potato Sustainability Initiative members to see changes in compliance

The Potato Sustainability Initiative (PSI) is hoping to make life a little easier for its participating members. [caption id="attachment_9751" align="alignright" width="240"] Dan Moss[/caption] Changes are coming to the way the members are moni... more


January 23
Miller Research to host annual potato pest management seminar

Miller Research will hold its annual potato pest management seminar Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the Wilson Theater, 610 Fremont St., Rupert, Idaho. Three CCA (pest management) credits and three Idaho pesticide recertification credits wil... more


January 23
Agricultural Worker Program Act would create easier path to citizenship

On Jan. 17, U.S. Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-California, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, D-California, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, introduced legislation to shield farmworkers from deportation and put them on a path toward earned legal statu... more


January 23
FSA to provide additional services during government shutdown

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Jan. 22 that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the lapse in federal funding. Certain FSA of... more


January 22
Finely milled calcium product easier for potatoes to absorb

Oro Agri is introducing a new product designed to give potatoes readily available calcium during high-demand periods, such as tuber formation. Encourage Nanocal by Oro Agri possesses calcium carbonate particles that have been milled to an average ... more


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January 21
Potato Expo 2020 location and dates announced

Another edition of Potato Expo is in the books, so it’s time to get next year’s event on your calendar. Potato Expo 2020 is headed to Las Vegas — The Mirage, to be exact. Dates are set for Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 14-15, 2020. Potato Expo... more


January 21
Michigan Potatoes rolls out marketing campaign with branded Kwik Lok tags

Michigan Potatoes is looking to increase awareness among state consumers with a new marketing campaign. It includes a month's worth of free groceries each month. In a partnership with Spartan-Nash stores, the Michigan potato industry is bringing 90 ... more


January 18
House Ag Committee announces 26 Democratic members

[caption id="attachment_11926" align="alignright" width="220"] Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota)[/caption] House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota) on Friday, Jan. 18, welcomed the new and returning members of the co... more


January 18
Szawlowski Farms in Massachusetts donates 140,000 pounds of potatoes during harvest season

Szawlowski Potato Farms made sure spuds were on plates for many more meals of Massachusetts residents than they would have been otherwise during the holiday season, thanks to 140,000-pound donation. The 5,000-acre farm in Hatfield, Massachusetts ... more


January 17
Spudwoman of the Year award nominations being accepted

The title of the publication is Spudman, but make no mistake — we know how valuable the contributions of women are to the potato industry. So in 2017, Spudman established the Spudwoman of the Year award. It's time to get nominations your nominat... more



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