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Minnesota State Potato Seed Report 2023

Certified seed potato growers in Minnesota applied to certify 6,826.91 acres for the 2023 crop year, a decrease from 8,846.23 acres in the 2022 crop y... READ MORE »

Survey seeks information about grower preferences, marketing strategies

The University of Minnesota is conducting a survey seeking to understand potato growers’ preferences for using true potato seeds versus tuber seeds ... READ MORE »

Programs seek public input to guide policy

The Minnesota seed potato program will hold an advisory meeting on Aug. 9 seeking input on topics including the future of the restricted seed potato g... READ MORE »

Chuck Troyer honored posthumously by Northern Plains Potato Growers Association

Chuck Troyer has posthumously been awarded the 2021 Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Meritorious Service Award. Troyer passed away Dec. 3... READ MORE »

North Dakota potato production up 18% following better harvest conditions

Better harvest conditions this year in North Dakota have resulted in a larger potato crop. According to estimates released by the USDA's National A... READ MORE »

Coronavirus: Things for farmers to consider

From the University of Minnesota Extension: Many farmers are wondering how to respond to the COVID-19 virus. The information in this article is int... READ MORE »

Rules on planting non-certified seed tubers for Minnesota, North Dakota

Potato seed certification began in the early 1900s for the advancement of the potato industry. The focus was to control diseases and variety mixtures,... READ MORE »


USDA announces cover crop incentive program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced a new pilot program that enables farmers in the Prairie Pothol... READ MORE »

Minnesota seed potato association selects Paschke as promotions director

Potato industry veteran Perry Paschke has been hired by the Minnesota Certified Seed Potato Growers Association to serve as promotions director. Pa... READ MORE »

20% of North Dakota’s potato crop unharvested, disaster relief approved

It has been a rough fall for farmers in the Red River Valley, and estimates for the potato crop reflect that. Because of flooding and early freezes... READ MORE »

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