Potato News from North Dakota
Northern Plains (US) potato crop is looking good with harvest on the horizon
August 30, 2022
The Red River Valley potato crop has overcome getting into the ground later than optimal to looking like one of the best in the last few years, said farmers and researchers who gathered at Hoverson Farms near Larimore
Potato variety 'Dakota Russet' now approved for McDonald's World Famous Fries
June 19, 2022
The most recent potato variety to join the list of approved McDonald’s potato varieties is the Dakota Russet, developed at North Dakota State University by Asunta Thompson
Black Gold Farms welcomes Mark Knight as Chief Operating Officer
April 14, 2022
Potato company Black Gold Farms appoints Mark Knight as Chief Operating Officer to its executive team
Improve Tillage Practices: Important Questions to Examine
January 17, 2022
Tillage gets a bad reputation. The truth is, no single method of tillage practice is 'bad', as long as it is done mindfully, timely, and with purpose. Look for precision agriculture solutions and the right equipment to meet your tillage goals
Fertilizer Prices for 2022 Crop Will Be Near or Above Historic Highs
October 05, 2021
North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension specialist shares tips for improving profitability during times of high fertilizer prices.
Heat, drought stress Red River Valley potato crop, resulting in quality, yield reduction of table stock
August 29, 2021
The toll that hot dry weather took on the Red River Valley 2021 potato crop won’t be visible until harvest begins in a few weeks, but it’s already clear it has affected yields and quality.
Grand Forks Simplot plant to close for two weeks
April 28, 2020
The J.R. Simplot potato processing plant in Grand Forks has closed for two weeks, beginning on Thursday, April 23.
Black Gold Farms finds an opportunity to increase shipping reliability with the launch of new company, Horizon Logistics LLC.
October 11, 2019
Horizon Logistics is a new company formed by the Halverson Family and Black Gold Farms. Headquartered in Grand Forks, N.D., Horizon Logistics is an independent, full service, asset-based transportation company serving Black Gold Farms.
Black Gold Farms announces the promotions of Mike Behrendt and Keith Groven
September 30, 2019
Black Gold Farms announces the promotions of Mike Behrendt and Keith Groven. Behrendt, held the role of Midwest Director of Operations. Groven, held the role of Fresh Sales Manager and will transition to Director of Operations.
United States Potato Planting progress: wet spring delays showing up in the numbers
June 03, 2019
Updates from the United States Department of Agriculture - National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) on the progress of (potato) planting throughout the United States. An overview.
Black Gold Farms appoints Kerwin Bradley as Chief Production Officer
February 18, 2019
Black Gold Farms recently announced that Kerwin Bradley has joined the organization as the Chief Production Officer (CPO). As CPO, Kerwin will support all aspects of crop production and sit on the executive team.
Cold, wet weather threatens potatoes in Red River Valley
October 16, 2018
With low temperatures from last week expected to linger into this week, harvest is not looking good for potato farmers in the Red River Valley