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Potato News from Minnesota

Thousands of seed potato acres in the Red River Valley will go to waste
Sander Dagen raised an exceptional seed potato crop this year. That makes it sting even more as he is forced to abandon approximately 80% of his acres because he cannot harvest them.
Bühler North America Names Andy Sharpe New President and CEO
Bühler Inc, a global leader in process engineering and technology for food, feed and advanced industrial materials, has announced the appointment of Andy Sharpe as new President and CEO as of January 1, 2019.
'Perfect Potato' - a new line of bite-size potatoes by Robinson fresh and Albert Bartlett
A new potato line, the Perfect Potato™, is now available from Robinson Fresh® and Albert Bartlett.
Cargill adds to its Simpure porfolio of label-friendly potato starches
Cargill is expanding its Simpure portfolio of label-friendly functional native starches with the addition of three potato starches designed for meat, meat alternatives and culinary applications.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Potato company RD Offutt halts agricultural expansion in Minnesota
RD Offutt, the largest potato producer in Minnesota, is backing away from a controversial expansion in the State just south of the Mississippi River headwaters after state regulators insisted on an environmental study of the potential contamination of groundwater.
Shearer's sells Barrel O' Fun brand to Old Dutch affiliate
Shearer's Snacks has sold the Barrel O' Fun and Rachel's brands to UR Brands — an affiliate of Old Dutch Foods.
Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Hires New President
The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) has appointed Donavon Johnson to replace Chuck Gunnerson as its new President.
Chuck Gunnerson announces retirement as President of the NPPGA
Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) president Chuck Gunnerson, announced his upcoming retirement at the February 20th, NPPGA Annual Meeting in East Grand Forks, MN.
Hapka Farm receives prestigious National Potato Council Award
The National Potato Council, at their 2018 annual meeting, held January 12 in Orlando, Florida, presented the 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award to HFC, INC of Halma, Minnesota.
Cargill introduces a new high oleic canola oil with 35% lower saturated fat for foodservice.
Cargill introduces a new non-GMO high-oleic canola oil with a 35% lower saturated fat for foodservice. Herbicide tolerance (GMO) is available as an option (!!)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017