News

January 22
Two Idaho fields added to pale cyst nematode regulation area

On Nov. 6, 2019, APHIS confirmed pale cyst nematode (PCN) in two potato production fields (a total of 169 acres) located in Bingham County, Idaho.


January 22
Side Delights launching ‘Journey of a Potato’ video campaign

The Side Delights video follows potatoes’ lifecycle from seed to store and provides info on topics consumers might not think to ask.


January 20
Potato Expo draws record number of attendees, exhibitors

More than 2,000 potato growers and industry members from a dozen countries turned out for Potato Expo 2020 at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.


January 20
International Potato Technology Expo set for late February

The International Potato Technology Expo and conference returns to the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on Feb. 21-22.


January 19
Britt Raybould becomes National Potato Council’s first female president

At the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2020 Annual Meeting on Jan. 16, Britt Raybould of Rexburg, Idaho, was elected to serve as NPC’s 2020 President and to lead the council’s Executive Committee.


January 15
National Potato Council announces LEAF foundation to aid industry leadership development

At Potato Expo 2020, the largest annual potato industry event held in North America, growers and allied industry partners joined together to launch a new initiative dedicated to growing future leaders.


January 15
Regenerative agriculture education firm names new CEO

Regenerative agriculture education and consulting services Understanding Ag, LLC (UA) has announced the appointment of Walter Lynn, Jr. as chief executive officer. North Dakota grower Gabe Brown, co-founder of the organization, points to UA’s inc... more


January 15
Velum Prime-Movento combo shows effective results in nematode control

Trials held in Connell, Washington, the combination of Velum Prime nematicide and Movento insecticide increased marketable yield by 82 cwt per acre.


January 9
Key Technology adds to potato processing portfolio with Herbert acquisition

Herbert has established itself as a leader in serving the root crop and fresh produce markets with an assortment of sorting, washing and handling solutions.


January 8
Market news reporting accuracy aided by USDA move to new data source

On Jan. 1, 2020, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service transitioned to a different system to more accurately capture specialty crops movement activity data along the U.S. northern border.



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