Syngenta scholarship available

Applications now are being accepted for the fourth annual Syngenta Potato Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship is available to students who reside or ... READ MORE »

USDA changes release time for statistical reports

Beginning Jan. 1, 2013 the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service and World Agricultural Outlook Board will begin issuing several USDA stati... READ MORE »

USDA to purchase fresh and processed potatoes

The USDA has allocated $25 million to purchase approximately 300 million lbs. of fresh potatoes and processed potato products. The purchases will b... READ MORE »

BASF completes acquisition

BASF has completed its $1.02 billion purchase of Becker Underwood from Norwest Equity Partners. With this acquisition BASF adds biological seed treat... READ MORE »

Market Fresh Produce introduces gourmet line

Market Fresh Produce (MFP) debuted its new line of gourmet specialty potato products at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit in Anaheim, ... READ MORE »

Fall potato production up eight percent

The numbers are in and potato growers planted more and grew more in 2012. The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) forecast an eigh... READ MORE »

Simplot acquires Dorman Brothers

The J.R. Simplot Co. has acquired Dorman Brothers, LLC. Dorman Brothers, an agricultural supply company based in Burlington, Colo., with locations in... READ MORE »

Mexico joins TPP

Potato industry leaders across the United States are applauding the announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon... READ MORE »

Potatoes post largest increase in average retail sales during third quarter

Potatoes showed and 11.6 percent increase in dollar sales among the top ten vegetables during the third quarter of 2011 compared to third quarter sale... READ MORE »

NFPT trials identify lower acrylamide clones

The first acrylamide test results have been released from the Washington and Idaho National Fry Processor Trials (NFPT). The trials are being processe... READ MORE »

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