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Potato News from North Dakota

Black Gold Farms appoints Kerwin Bradley as Chief Production Officer
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
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
Simplot potato processing plant in Grand Forks damaged by fire
An equipment fire at the Simplot potato processing plant in Grand Forks, ND late last Wednesday, forced employees to evacuate and caused an estimated USD 150.000 of damage.
USDA buys large amount of red potatoes to increase the market price
Red Potato Farmers in North Dakota and Minnesota helped out by a $3 million in purchase of red potatoes for nutrition assistance programs through U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).
Potatoes look good in North Dakota, Minnesota.
Red River Valley potato growers generally have avoided drought and deluge this growing season. That bodes well for the soon-to-begin 2017 harvest.
Red River Valley Potatoes launches New Website
Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) has launched a new website, one entirely dedicated to promoting potatoes grown for the fresh market and branded as Red River Valley Potatoes. Fittingly, the new web address is RedRiverValleyPotatoes.com.
Rains again cause trouble for Potato farmers in the Red River Valley
Just when some potato growers in the Red River Valley were beginning to make some progress with the harvest, Mother Nature stepped in and slammed the door.
Potato Psyllid Alert for North Dakota
Potato psyllids have been reported in specific fields in western and central North Dakota. At this point populations are not widespread.
Weather Continues to Devastate Potato Crops in Northeast North Dakota
The heart of "Potato Country" in northeast North Dakota was devastated by baseball size hail that lasted up to 35 minutes last Tuesday night.
3D rendering of the JR Simplot Grand Forks, ND potato processing plant
J.R. Simplot is planning a High Bay Freezer for frozen potato products adjacent to its Grand Forks plant, according to a discussion in the city's Planning and Zoning Commission.