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Jerry Wright Retires from United Potato Growers of America
United Potato Growers of America President/CEO, Jerry Wright, announced his coming retirement at the August 23 Board of Directors meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Potato marketing board deregulation law passed by Parliament Western Australia
Western Australia's Parliament has cleared the way for full deregulation of the state's potato industry, passing legislation to abolish the controversial Potato Marketing Corporation (PMC).
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Big Idaho Potato Truck sets sail in New York City Harbor
In New York City, the world’s largest potato on wheels traded its tires for buoys in celebration of the 2016 Idaho® Potato Harvest.
National Potato Council takes USDA staff on Potato Production Tour
USDA staff from the AMS Plant Variety Protection Office and APHIS Biotech Regulatory Services on a tour of the Sterman Masser Potato Farm facilities in central Pennsylvania on August 23.
Potato plantings by variety in Great Britain in 2016
AHDB Potatoes has produced provisional estimates of planted areas by variety for Great Britain for 2016.
Belgapom now provides pricing for potato varieties Challenger and Fontane in addition to Bintje
Starting from the 2016 – 2017 season, the Belgapom quotation will be made up of three parts, each supplemented by their own market sentiment: Bintje, Challenger and Fontane.
How Potatoes USA is restructuring the Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE)
During the Potatoes USA Summer Meeting held in Seattle August 10, it was announced that the Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) has been restructured in an effort to minimize overhead costs and expand research on potato nutrition.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Dr. Potato Is Always On Call For Idaho Potato Questions
When reviewing the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) website analytics for the past year (August 2015-August 2016), IPC staff wasn’t surprised to find that Dr. Potato (alias Don Odiorne, Vice President-Foodservice) had garnered 959,328 page views, nearly 50% of all www.idahopotato.com views.