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May 23
Idaho Potato Lover’s Retail Display Contest awards $150K in cash and prizes

A sea of showstopping displays from coast to coast made for some tough judging in the 2019 Idaho Potato Lover’s Retail Display Contest, which gave out more than $150,000 in cash and prizes. “We had so many wonderful entries this year for both ... more


May 22
Alaskan potato grower featured on History Channel’s ‘The American Farm’

The History Channel’s eight-part exploration of U.S. agriculture will finish the season 10 p.m. Thursday, May 23 with a glimpse of growing vegetables in the far north. The series, called "The American Farm," follows growers at family farms acros... more


May 21
New app allows growers to sell directly to consumers, restaurants

FarmComm has partnered with a new mobile app named Vinder to provide a free mobile marketplace to every vegetable farmer that wants to sell to local consumers and local restaurants in any community across the United States. The Vinder app lets i... more


May 21
Why traceablity in food production can be a profit opportunity

End-to-end traceability in the food supply chain can do more than safeguard against potential disasters, particularly at the processing stage. Geoff Furniss, Head of BBC Technologies within TOMRA, explains how.   Every step of the food supply chai... more


May 21
Organic potato sales up, but still well behind overall organic produce market

Organic food sales totaled nearly $47.9 billion in the U.S. in 2018, according to a recent report by the Organic Trade Association. Fruits and vegetables accounted for 36.2% of organic food sales ($17.4 billion). About 15% of total fruit and vegetabl... more


May 17
Mexico removes tariffs on frozen potatoes from US

President Trump removed the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico on Friday, May 17. Mexico responded by removing its 20% tariff on frozen potatoes from the U.S. on May 20. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expects the U.... more


May 17
Potatoes & mushrooms: Side Delights teams up with Mushroom Council on marketing promotion

Side Delights potato farmers have teamed up with mushroom growers to create an in-store promotion with seven original recipes for “A Week’s Worth of Yum.” The program includes a point-of-sale merchandiser with a tear-off recipe card featuring a... more


May 17
Potatoes USA seeks director of research

Potatoes USA, the marketing organization for the U.S. potato industry, is seeking a director of research. The position reports to CEO & president Blair Richardson. Job purpose Provide leadership and coordination of the U.S. potato industry’s ... more


May 16
US potato exports show modest gains through three quarters

U.S. potato exports of frozen, dehy and fresh have all posted modest gains through the first three quarters of the July 2018-June 2019 marketing year. These increases reflect the ever-increasing international demand for potatoes and potato products. ... more


May 15
Produce Marketing Association’s Treacy to take sustainability leadership role

The Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Vice President, Supply Chain and Sustainability Ed Treacy will take on leadership for PMA’s sustainability work in 2019. PMA announced in 2018 that it would be focusing on sustainability as a focus area... more



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