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Idaho Potato Commission announces Frank Muir’s retirement, highlights career

Eighteen years ago, the Idaho potato industry was in crisis. Consumers were shunning potatoes due to the rising popularity of low-carb diets, the ... READ MORE »

Jaren Raybould of Idaho elected chair of Potatoes USA executive committee

Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotion board for the U.S. potato industry, elected new leadership during its annual meeting on March 11. The new... READ MORE »

Frank Muir, longtime head of the Idaho Potato Commission, to retire later this year

Frank Muir, who has served as the Idaho Potato Commission's CEO and president since 2003, recently told commission members he intends to retire in six... READ MORE »

Oscar Gonzales appointed to be USDA Assistant Secretary

Oscar Gonzales was appointed March 29 by President Biden to serve as Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USD... READ MORE »

Drexel Chemical promotes Herring to East Coast manager

Drexel Chemical Company has promoted Kyle Herring to Eastern Regional Manager, effective immediately. Herring will manage Drexel’s business a... READ MORE »

Biologicals provider Certis USA adds new Midwest rep

Certis USA recently announced that Ivan Wollenmann will be bring his expertise to its team of experienced sales professionals as the new Regional Mana... READ MORE »

Jake Blauer tapped to be new postharvest potato physiologist at WSU

When Jake Blauer lived in Brazil, he says he saw a lot of potatoes “but they were often green.” Blauer is the newly hired postharvest potato ph... READ MORE »

Dominic LaJoie of Maine named new president of National Potato Council

On Feb. 22, at the National Potato Council (NPC) 2021 Annual Meeting, held virtually due to travel restrictions, Dominic LaJoie of Van Buren, Maine, w... READ MORE »

Certis USA announces new rep for Southwest US

Industry veteran Jody Gomez recently joined Certis USA’s sales team, according to a news release from the biopesticide company. Jody Gomez In the... READ MORE »

Wisconsin growers association elects Guenthner as ’21 president

At a brief meeting held immediately following the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) Annual Meeting, on Feb. 4, the WPVGA bo... READ MORE »


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