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USDA looking for nominees for the National Potato Promotion Board
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominees to fill 56 producer and two importer member seats on the National Potato Promotion Board.
 Potatoes USA Chooses Leadership
The Potatoes USA, 2018 Annual Meeting came to a close last week with the election of a new Board Chairman and Executive Committee.
Potatoes USA highlights the power of potato for athletic performance
Four experts in nutrition and athletic performance have partnered with Potatoes USA to create 13 new recipes designed to encourage active consumers to power their performance with potatoes.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Potato Retail Sales in the United States for the month of August is up compared to last year.
August was a great month for retail potato sales in the United States, with all categories enjoying volume growth when compared to the same four weeks a year ago.
United States Export of Potatoes and Potato Products Up for July 2017
After a record export of potatoes and potato products from the United States in the period from July 2016 to June 2017, Potatoes USA reported that export in the month of July was up compared to July last year.
United States potatoes and potato product export reaches new records
Exports of all United States potatoes and potato products reached a record $1,758,130,172 for the July 2016 – June 2017 marketing year. U.S. exports also achieved a record volume level of 1,712,364 metric tons (MT).
Chef RJ Harvey Joins Potatoes USA as Global Foodservice Marketing Manager
Chef RJ Harvey has joined Potatoes USA as the Global Foodservice Marketing Manager.
Colorado State University to study the spread of pathogens in US potato crops
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner this week announced that Colorado State University will receive $264,600 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the spread of pathogens in U.S potato crops.
Nominations Open for 2018 Potatoes USA Board Members
Potatoes USA announces nominations are now open for new Board Members for the 2018-2021 term. Fifty-eight members will be elected or re-elected to fill open seats and the seats of outgoing Board Members who are completing their second three-year term in March 2018.
Conagra Brands completes acquisition of Thanasi Foods (Duke's meat snacks and BIGS seeds)
Today Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) announced that it has completed the acquisition of protein-based snacking businesses Thanasi Foods LLC, maker of Duke's® meat snacks, and BIGS LLC, maker of BIGS® seeds (collectively, Thanasi).