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Potato News from Wisconsin

NPC scholarship goes to Wisconsin student studying silver scurf disease
The National Potato Council (NPC) has named University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Sofia Giron the winner of its annual $10,000 scholarship. Giron is a fourth-year grad student studying plant pathology.
Late blight detected in central Wisconsin, southern Washington
Late blight has been confirmed in a potato field in central Wisconsin.
Second fire within a month at Beloit's Kettle Foods potato chip company
For the second time in just over a month, a fire breaks out at Beloit's Kettle Foods potato chip company
Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association elects new boards
The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) selects new boards.
Tasteful Selections mini sweet potato trays now available in 6 flavors
Tasteful Selections®, a specialty potato brand from RPE Inc., has expanded its line of mini sweet potato trays to 6 flavors, covering sweet, savory and trending favorites.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
A new crop of fingerlings means... Party Potatoes are back!
Old Oak Farms®, RPE’s core commodity brand, is bringing excitement to the fingerling potato for the third year in a row, with Party Potatoes®.
Alsum Farms & Produce Celebrates 45 Years Of Continued Growth With Farm Field Days
Potato Grower, Packer and Shipper Alsum Farms celebrates its 45 years anniversary with Farm Field Days
Global demand for potatoes is up, but US market share is down
Worldwide consumption of potatoes is increasing, according to Blair Richardson, chief executive officer of Potatoes USA during a recent meeting of Wisconsin potato growers
Tasteful Selections bite-sized potatoes help consumers Keep Their Menus Fresh
Tasteful Selections™, a specialty potato brand from RPE Inc., will launch the second quarter of its yearlong Fresh campaign on April 1
Genome of the Colorado Potato Beetle studied as a model species for agricultural pest
The Colorado potato beetle is notorious for its role in starting the pesticide industry - and for its ability to resist the insecticides developed to stop it. Now scientists have sequenced the beetle’s genome, probing its genes for clues to its surprising adaptability.