October – December retail potato sales in the US show continued growth
January 10, 2021
Record potato retail sales continued from October to December 2020, the second quarter of Potatoes USA’s marketing year 2021. All three months saw an increase in both dollar and volume sales, with the largest growth in December.
Idaho Potato Conference goes virtual this year
January 10, 2021
Given the unusual times of a global pandemic, the Idaho Potato Conference shifted from the annual in-person conference held in Pocatello to three days of virtual presentations.
Following an unprecedented year, Tasteful Selections takes the time to enjoy the little things
January 08, 2021
Tasteful Selections begins new campaign to celebrate the little joys in the New Year.
Potato LEAF Reaches $2 Million Founders Society Goal
January 05, 2021
Foundation announces virtual Institute Alumni Summit, July 13-15
El agricultor Peter Imle intenta reducir a la mitad su cantidad de cromosomas para abrir el camino a muchas nuevas variedades con características más útiles
January 04, 2021
El agricultor Peter Imle intenta reducir a la mitad su cantidad de cromosomas para abrir el camino a muchas nuevas variedades con características más útiles.
Sensor can help save 500 million gallons of water and 250,000 gallons of gasoline across 10,000 acres of farmland
December 30, 2020
Enabled by AT&T’s nationwide, highly secure LTE-M cellular network, the Soiltech Sensor precisely records and transmits data for soil moisture, temperature, humidity, location and impacts that may create bruising while crops are being grown, transported, and stored.
Chemical composition of wild potato relative contributes to its resistance to pathogen
December 29, 2020
In a recent study published in the MPMI journal, scientists from CSU revealed that metabolites from S. chacoense contribute to disease resistance by altering the pathogenic behavior of Pectobacterium brasiliense, rather than inhibiting its growth or killing it.
Pandemic impact: Foodservice losses reduce total potato sales in the US
December 29, 2020
There was a 5% decline in the utilization of potatoes grown in the United States during the July 2019 – June 2020 marketing year (MY20).
How Colorado Potato Beetles Beat Pesticides
December 29, 2020
Native to the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado potato beetle has now spread to many parts of the world and quickly overcoming almost every pesticide thrown in its way. A new UVM study sheds light on how these insects become resistant so fast.
The National Potato Council reviews the impact of the COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills
December 22, 2020
In the United States, House and Senate just approved COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills. The National Potato Council reviews what these bills mean for the US Potato Sector.

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