Wisconsin

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 »

Seed Potatoes Report 2019: Eastern & Central United States

Wet early and wet late was a common theme for potato growers in the U.S. this year, certified seed growers included. In Idaho, spring rain hampered... READ MORE »

Wisconsin ’19 potato crop estimate shows rebound from bad year

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates that the Wisconsin potato crop will be 29.0 million cwt this year. While this year was a ... READ MORE »

farmer stress

Farm bankruptcy filings up 24%

Chapter 12 farm bankruptcy filings were up 24% from October 2018 through September 2019 from the previous year. According to a report by Farm Burea... READ MORE »

Harvest update: Great Lakes region, Maine making progress getting potatoes out of ground

Potato farmers in Wisconsin have been able to make solid progress harvesting their crop in recent days. Following weeks of above-average rain, that’... READ MORE »

UW-Madison pathologist Gevens zeroed in on both early and late blight

In the Dairy State, it’s easy for a humble vegetable like the potato to get lost amid all the talk of milk and cheese. Consequently, it’s a little... READ MORE »

Nearly 20% of Idaho potato crop still in ground following hard freeze, says IPC’s Blacker

Farmers in Idaho — the U.S.’s top potato-producing state — have been thrown for a loop by Mother Nature this year. Most recently, sub-freezing ... READ MORE »

Harvest update: Rain slowing progress in key potato-growing regions

A wet spring hindered potato planting efforts around the U.S. The harvest season is turning out to be quite wet, as well. In Wisconsin, near-re... READ MORE »


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