Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin gets several potato-focused grants

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced 19 projects have been selected to receive $1,186,278 in Speci... READ MORE »

Ben Sklarczyk, Yi Wang honored in 40 Under 40 awards program

Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News honored the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 with a live virtual ceremony during the Great La... READ MORE »

potatoes in field

Wisconsin potato production stable, while Michigan yield drop leads to smaller crop

Potato production in Wisconsin is projected to be on par with last year, while reduced yields in Michigan are expected to lead to a smaller crop there... READ MORE »

Seed Potato Report 2020: Conditions mostly positive in Central US states

This year has brought a lot of bad with it for Americans, but one bright spot most U.S. seed potato growers can cite is good growing conditions. Re... 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 »

Late blight confirmed in Washington, Wisconsin

Late summer means the threat of late blight for potato growers in the northern U.S. Thus far, late blight has been confirmed in central Wisconsin a... READ MORE »

Potato Crop Progress: Overall good weather, red potatoes slow to sell

The executive committee of Potatoes USA held a virtual meeting on July 28, during which time the members shared updates on how the 2020 potato growing... READ MORE »

How COVID-19 is backing up potato supply chain, reducing acreage

(UPDATE: USDA announces $19 billion coronavirus relief package for food industry, including $2.1 billion for specialty crops) Stories from two pota... READ MORE »

Alsum, Okray inducted into Wisconsin Hall of Fame

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) has elected Larry Alsum and Dick Okray to its Hall of Fame. The WPVGA Hall of Fame h... READ MORE »

Alsum Farms & Produce

‘All Spuds’: Alsum Farms has quadrupled potato production the past 30 years

Alsum Farms & Produce has been referred to “All Spuds” because of the size of its potato production. It is true, when it comes to farming, the... READ MORE »


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