News

November 15
September shows slow U.S. potato exports

The volume of U.S. potato and product exports fell in September 2017 compared to the year before, according to numbers released by Potatoes USA. Exports by category Exports of frozen products were down 4 percent, but remain up 1 percent for t... more


November 13
Author of ag guestworker legislation won’t run in 2018

Congressman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.,  chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and senior member of the House Agriculture Committee – said he won’t run again after serving 25 years in Congress. [caption id="attachment_10815" align="alignright" ... more


November 13
NPC supports World Trade Organization ruling against Indonesia

The National Potato Council has issued a release in support of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that it said will increase potato exports to an important market. “The National Potato Council applauds the U.S. Trade Representative... more


November 8
Dewulf to debut new planter at Agritechnica

Dewulf will soon launch the Structural 30, its latest belt planter, at Agritechnica 2017. At the show, Dewulf will launch the latest addition to its Structural product line, the Structural 30. As standard, the 3-row belt planter can plant three ro... more


November 8
Positive outlook for Red River Valley potato harvest

The USDA has not released its full harvest report yet – it’s scheduled for Nov. 9,  – but local reports are promising for the Red River Valley. "We did have a dry spell this summer where everyone was concerned," Chuck Gunnerson, president o... more


November 7
Idaho’s spud count was low, but high quality

The weather didn’t always cooperate during Idaho’s 2017 potato-growing season, but in the end, producers turned out high-quality potatoes around the state. “There is a lower yield this year, primarily driven by too much cold and too much he... more


November 5
Sterman Masser working with students to develop new potato products

Sterman Masser, Pennsylvania's largest potato producer, knows consumers aren't reaching for 5- and 10-pound bags of raw potatoes like they used to. Growing its business means adding more new and convenient products, so the company is eyeing a new spo... more


October 31
USDA projects potato harvest down from last year

Initial numbers from the USDA show that yields will be down compared to last year and that the number of acres harvested declined as well. While the USDA’s official crop production report will not be released until Nov. 9, its vegetable and puls... more


October 31
House Judiciary Committee OKs guestworker, E-Verify bills

On Oct. 25, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 17-16 a bill to create a new agricultural guestworker program for America’s farmers and ranchers. H.R. 4092, the Agricultural Guestworker Act (AG Act), authored by House Judiciary ... more


October 30
USDA grants awarded for Colorado specialty crops including potatoes

Twelve grants totaling over $600,000 have been awarded through the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Specialty Crops Program, two of which directly reference potatoes. Funds are received by the Colorado Department of Agriculture from the U.... more



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