potatoes

Potato crop management system expanding into 13 states

Picketa Systems is expanding a crop management system initially designed for potatoes into 13 states. The LENS system analyzes crop tissues and com... READ MORE »

A variety of white, red and purple potatoes

Study pinpoints best practices of successful potato retailers

A merchandising best practices study conducted by Potatoes USA in partnership with Information Resources Inc. uncovered key insights, including three ... READ MORE »

People mill about the event floor

Potato Day at the Capitol highlights industry’s impact in Michigan

Michigan potato industry stakeholders welcomed state legislators, members of the agricultural industry and the public to Potato Day at the Capitol at ... READ MORE »

FDA updates risk level of recalled potato products

The risk level of more than 10,000 recalled potato products has been updated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to multiple reports. ... READ MORE »

Purdue students learn about spuds during Potato Fest

More than 5,000 Purdue University students participated in Potato Fest on April 16, sampling spuds and running in a potato-themed race. The event g... READ MORE »

Mexican market drives US fresh potato export increase

U.S. potato export volume remained steady from July 2023 to March 2024, dipping 1% from the same nine-month period the previous year. Export values in... READ MORE »

NPGA, Potato Bowl scholarship recipients selected

Three Northland Potato Growers Association (NPGA) scholarship winners from North Dakota have been selected for the $2,500 awards. The success of th... READ MORE »

Crispy potato chips

Frito-Lay plant plans to lay off 88 workers

Layoffs at a Frito-Lay potato chip manufacturing plant in New York’s Hudson Valley will begin in August, affecting 88 on-site employees. The layo... READ MORE »

A pile of freshly harvested potatoes

Potato sales increase in first quarter of 2024 compared to previous year

U.S. retail sales volume and dollar sales of potatoes increased January-March 2024 compared with the same period last year, according to an analysis f... READ MORE »

Green baskets containing fresh potatoes

Studies reveal consumers’ potato purchasing habits

A consumer survey found that grocery retailers sell more potatoes by volume than any other vegetable, with 80% of consumers reporting eating potatoes ... READ MORE »


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