April 4
Potatoes USA reveals new athletic performance campaign

Potatoes USA announced a new consumer marketing campaign at their annual meeting in Denver in March. The “What Are You Eating?” campaign is designed to encourage athletes to use potatoes as fuel for athletic performance, according to Potatoes USA... more

April 3
Idaho Potato Commission gets in on April Fool’s Day fun

Fans of the Big Idaho Potato truck can breathe easy, it’s not going anywhere (well except across the country). Despite some indications to the contrary the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has not “said goodbye to their famous titanic tuber and hel... more

March 27
So far, new Chinese tariffs leave out potatoes

On Thursday, March 22, President Trump announced $60 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports to the U.S. Overall, the proposed list of tariffs amounts to approximately 1,300 different products and is in response to China's intellectual property ... more

March 26
Spending bill enhances potato research funds

In the early morning hours of Friday, March 23, the Senate took the final congressional action in passing a full-year FY18 spending bill. This followed the House's narrow passage of the measure on Thursday afternoon. The president signed it later t... more

March 26
Washington Potato Commission searching for ‘early adopters’ of alternative farming

The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) is looking for growers who are embracing alternative methods. “How can we enhance pest control and potato production while decreasing off-farm impacts?” the group said. “The WSPC wants to lear... more

March 26
Potatoes USA chooses leadership

The Potatoes USA, 2018 Annual Meeting came to a close last week with the election of a new board chairman and executive committee. Dan Moss of Declo, Idaho, was elected to serve as chairman for the coming year. Jaren Raybould of Saint Anthony, Ida... more

March 21
Vive Crop Protection adds technical sales associate

David Pratt, formerly of Michigan Sugar Co. and Michigan State University recently joined Vive Crop Protection as a technical sales associate. David Pratt In the technical sales associate role, Pratt will work with crop protection products in sugar... more

March 21
GROW act places stronger conservation programs into farm bill

In mid-March, Iowa’s Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, as well as Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio and Bob Casey Jr. , D-Pa., introduced the Give our Resources the Opportunity to Work, or GROW, Act (S. 2557). The act wou... more

March 21
Idaho Potato Commission creates series of ‘life hack’ videos

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has partnered with Ivan Nanney, former member of the Big Idaho Potato Truck's Tater Team and's newest Cancun Experience Officer, to create a series of Idaho Potato Life Hack videos. The videos showcase th... more

March 21
Dewulf opens new logistics center

Potato and root crop equipment manufacturer Dewulf has opened its new logistics center at its headquarters in Roeselare, Belgium. The construction of the warehouse, with a price tag of about 10 million euros, is the company’s largest financial inve... more

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