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Potato News from North Dakota

Tomorrow's Leaders Trained at 2016 Potato Industry Leadership Institute
From February 17-24, Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI) participants traveled from potato growing regions across the United States to attend eight days of industry training and professional development.
Educating the other half of Americans about Red Potatoes
In the United States, the fresh potato category finished 2015 with sales volume off -2.2% with the largest-selling type down -3.2%. But red potatoes, the second-largest seller, bucked the trend by finishing the year slightly ahead.
Black Gold Farms Wants To 'Spice Up Your Spud Life' In February
Black Gold Farms is going to help retailers encourage their potato shoppers to “spice up your spud life” this February!
Optimize Metam Sodium Efficacy by Shank Injection with New Focus on Potato Webcast
The Plant Management Network provides information on how to improve efficacy of metam sodium application by shank injection in a new educational webcast developed by Neil C. Gudmestad
Black Gold Farms start harvest Red Potatoes in Red River Valley
Today, Black Gold Farms has started the harvest of its red potatoes in the Red River Valley
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Field Day Northern Plain Potato Growers Association well attended
Ideal weather conditions last Thursday helped draw one of the best crowds in recent years to the Field Day of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA)
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Potatoes in a commercial storage
Potato farming brothers Aaron Johnson of Northwood and Derek Johnson of Vancouver, B.C., will spend time in federal prison in the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minn., and are jointly responsible for restitution of nearly $1 million because of crop insurance fraud.
Handing over of new business cards. Happy 65th birthday Gregg Halverson and congrats on the new title (CEO of Black Gold Farms) Eric Halverson (Courtesy: Black Gold Farms Facebook)
Eric Halverson is the new chief executive officer of potato grower-shipper Black Gold Farms.
Strike at Simplot Grand Forks ended as a deal is reached
Workers at the J.R. Simplot Co. potato processing plant in Grand Forks have reached a contract agreement with the company after being on strike for almost three weeks.
Strike at Simplot Grand Forks Potato Processing Plant
After a day-long union meeting, employees of J.R. Simplot went on strike, picketing outside the potato processing plant in Grand Forks at about 6 p.m. Monday.