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Potato News from Colorado

Tips for Purchasing, Storing and Cooking Potatoes from U.S. Potato Farmers
Many consumers are stocking up on potatoes during these uncertain times, and it's important to make the most of these purchases. Heidi Alsum Randall, a potato farmer and mother from Wisconsin, provided the following thoughts:
Wada Farms sees some of the best quality Colorado potatoes ever
Five months into the shipping season, Michele Peterson, who heads the Colorado sales office of Idaho Falls-based Wada Farms Marketing Group, was seeing the quality of the 2019 potato harvest in Colorado’s San Luis Valley measure up to her expectations.
Online tool to detect blackleg disease in potato using DNA testing has widespread application
Scientists have developed a user-friendly online tool called Uniqprimer, which quickly and automatically designs species-specific DNA tags (also known as primers) for detecting pathogens such as Dickeya dianthicola using DNA testing.
U.S. Potato Imports Down on The Whole, Despite Gains in Several Categories
Overall, U.S. potato imports declined slightly during the first quarter (July – September) of the July 2019 – June 2020 marketing year compared to the previous year, dipping 12% in volume and 2% in value.
Potato Sales United States Retail Up April to June
IRI sales data April through June showed success for potato sales in retail outlets in the United States, reports Potatoes USA.
MountainKing Acquires Colorado Packing Facility Focused on Smaller-Sized Potatoes
In response to the explosive growth and demand for smaller-sized potatoes in smaller-sized bags.
U.S. potato exports of frozen, dehy and fresh have all posted modest gains through the first three quarters of the July 2018 – June 2019 marketing year. (Courtesy: Potato News Today)
United States potato exports of frozen, dehy and fresh have all posted modest gains through the first three quarters of the July 2018 – June 2019 marketing year.
Boulder Canyon Potato Chips New Branding Inspired By Its Colorado Roots
Drawing inspiration from the Flatiron Mountains, Boulder Canyon's new packaging for its kettle cooked potato chips celebrates the authentic 'Boulder' flavor difference borrowed from the vibrancy of the outdoors.
The Good Crisp Announces Investment to Fuel 2019 Expansion
The Good Crisp Company, a brand of guilt free stacked chips, announced the closing of a new round of financing from CircleUp Growth Partners, a leading venture fund for innovative early-stage consumer brands.
United States Retail Potato Sales mixed
In the United States total retail potato sales for the July – September 2018 period compared to the same quarter the previous marketing year, were down -1.9% in volume but were up 1.3% in value based on a 5.0% increase in the price per pound.