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Spuds in the news: 2023 was a positive year for potatoes

A new analysis of media coverage and social media posts reveals that 2023 was a good year for potatoes to make headlines. From January to December,... READ MORE »

Crop Transition Conference set for June in Minnesota

The 2024 Crop Transition Conference, hosted by the United Potato Growers of America, will be held June 19-20 in Minneapolis. The conference, which ... READ MORE »

New WIC guidelines codify white potatoes, among other updates

The International Fresh Produce Association joined a chorus of nutritional policy experts praising this month’s finalized updates to the Special Sup... READ MORE »

Idaho Steel, Reyco Systems owner retiring

Davis Christensen, owner of potato processing equipment manufacturer Idaho Steel Products and potato industry equipment supplier Reyco Systems, is ret... READ MORE »

Potato grower, NPC board member appointed to EPA committee

Washington potato grower and National Potato Council board member Grant Morris has been appointed to serve on the EPA’s Pesticide Policy Dialogue Co... READ MORE »

Longtime seed potato association executive director dies at age 65

Jeff Axford, longtime Michigan Seed Potato Association executive director, died April 13 after an accident at his home. He was 65. Axford, an Otseg... READ MORE »

Europatat raises concerns about plant reproductive material report

The European Potato Trade Association (Europatat) is raising concerns about a draft report on plant reproductive material (PRM) set for a vote in the ... READ MORE »

NPGA taking applications for new executive director

The Northland Potato Growers Association is searching for candidates with a passion for agriculture and the ability to affect change to serve as its n... READ MORE »

MPIC seeks input on potato research topics

The Michigan Potato Industry Commission seeks input to help identify the most critical areas of focus for potato research in the next decade. Feedb... READ MORE »

A row of potato plants covered during an experiment

Project aims to smoke out answers

Nearly 12 years ago, while inspecting a Washington potato field in 2012, Addie Waxman first observed the impact of wildfire smoke on potato plants. ... READ MORE »

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