Red River Valley

North Dakota potato production up 18% following better harvest conditions

Better harvest conditions this year in North Dakota have resulted in a larger potato crop. According to estimates released by the USDA's National A... READ MORE »

Drought hurting Maine potato growers, but conditions better elsewhere

Aroostook County, Maine experienced one of the driest potato-growing seasons on record this year. The USDA’s Drought Monitor recognizes a section... READ MORE »

Fresh up, processing down in Red River Valley during COVID-19 crisis

For the first time all year, fresh potato shipments from the Red River Valley are meeting or exceeding last year's numbers. Shipments had been running... READ MORE »

Rules on planting non-certified seed tubers for Minnesota, North Dakota

Potato seed certification began in the early 1900s for the advancement of the potato industry. The focus was to control diseases and variety mixtures,... READ MORE »

NoKota Packers leader Steve Tweten to retire

Fresh Solutions Network announced Dec. 18 that Steve Tweten, president, CEO and partner of NoKota Packers, will retire on Dec. 27, 2019, after 40 year... READ MORE »

Recent cold stretch has Red River Valley harvest efforts about done

Potato farmers in the Red River Valley area of Western Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota have done about all they can to salvage their crop. Now, the... READ MORE »

Red River Valley growers facing significant loss of fresh potato crop

Ongoing poor weather conditions in the Red River Valley have potato growers facing significant losses. Ted Kreis, marketing and communications ... READ MORE »

State of emergency declared in North Dakota in lieu of flooding, blizzard

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring and other state officials met with concerned citizens and public officials in Fargo,... READ MORE »

North Dakota senator pushes USDA to focus on weather relief for farmers

On Oct. 17, Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota encouraged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to focus efforts on relief for producers impacted by wea... READ MORE »

Rain, cold wreak havoc for Red River Valley’s potato harvest

Grand Forks has seen just under 10 inches of rain in the past three weeks, followed by a full-fledged blizzard right in the middle of the potato harve... READ MORE »


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