The eyes have it: Potatoes prevail in battle for Oregon state vegetable supremacy

The sparring in Oregon is over, and spuds have prevailed. The potato is the new state vegetable, topping onions in a years-long battle to claim the ti... READ MORE »

Idaho potato packer among recipients of $320M in federal funding

An Idaho potato packing operation is among the recipients of $320 million in federal funding to strengthen food supply chains and create agricultural ... READ MORE »

Longtime president of Baldor Specialty Foods retiring

Michael Muzyk, longtime president of Baldor Specialty Foods, is retiring at the end of 2023. Muzyk joined the New York-based food distributor in 1996 ... READ MORE »

Deadline for Potato LEAP scholarship application is Friday

The deadline to apply for the annual Potato Leadership, Education and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) scholarship is Friday. The $10,000 schol... READ MORE »

USDA official sounds positive note for potato exports after trade trip to Japan

Alexis Taylor understands the importance of potatoes. Taylor, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, is the former head of t... READ MORE »

Analysis finds potato sales up by dollar but down by volume in early 2023

A new analysis shows that potato retail sales increased 16% in dollar sales while declining in volume by 4.4% for the first three months of 2023 compa... READ MORE »

Spuds in space? Potato frying possibilities sans gravity subject of new research

Fry me up, Scotty. New research supported by the European Space Agency indicates that frying potatoes in space may be a feasible — and perhaps more ... READ MORE »

Rising potato prices could be good news for growers, report finds

With potato prices rising while production and acreage shrinks, growers should find themselves in a good bargaining position for the 2023-24 marketing... READ MORE »

U.S. agricultural trade mission heading to Japan next week

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor will lead an upcoming agricultural trade mission to Japan June 5-8. T... READ MORE »

Freshly harvested potatoes held in a grower's hands

Report: US potato production declines for fourth consecutive year

U.S. potato production declined for the fourth consecutive year, reaching its lowest level since 2010 and fueling a price surge, according to a recent... READ MORE »

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