Minnesota

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 »

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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 »

Recent cold stretch has Red River Valley harvest efforts about done

Potato farmers in the Red River Valley area of Western Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota have done about all they can to salvage their crop. Now, the... READ MORE »

Red River Valley growers facing significant loss of fresh potato crop

Ongoing poor weather conditions in the Red River Valley have potato growers facing significant losses. Ted Kreis, marketing and communications ... READ MORE »

Rain, cold wreak havoc for Red River Valley’s potato harvest

Grand Forks has seen just under 10 inches of rain in the past three weeks, followed by a full-fledged blizzard right in the middle of the potato harve... READ MORE »

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Late-summer potato crop progress reports from around the U.S.

Harvest 2019 is right around the corner for the major potato-producing regions in the northern United States. Here are a few reports from around the c... READ MORE »


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