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Potato News from North Dakota

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.
Cavendish Farms Jamestown
Potato Processor Cavendish Farms of Jamestown, North Dakota, United States, has reduced its contracts with Manitoba growers (Canada) to 305,000 hundredweight for 2014
Rick Vivatson
Rick Vivatson of Cavalier, North Dakota became the Northern Plains Potato Grower's Association's 65th Chairman.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Carl Hoverson, Hoverson Farms, Larimore, ND
Carl Hoverson of Hoverson Farms in Larimore, N.D., was named the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Environmental Stewardship Award presented at the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2014 Annual Meeting, held January 10-11, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas.
Monday, January 27, 2014
NAPMN Projecting 22.6% Drop in North Dakota Potato Production in 2013
North American Potato Market News (NAPMN) is projecting a 22.6% production drop in the North Dakota Potato crop this fall.
Monday, August 19, 2013
That Simplot Foods plant that Grand Forks residents drive by along Gateway Drive has a sort of permanence. It’s been there for a half century.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
 Lockwood ACS-8
Lockwood Mfg. is proud to announce the addition of a new potato handling product. The Air-Controlled Separator is a complete handling and cleaning system that efficiently removes rocks, dirt, vines and other debris effortlessly. With the aid of high ve...
Monday, August 13, 2012
 Nokota Packers
NoKota Packers, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has joined Fresh Solutions Network, LLC, a partnership of multi-generational potato and onion companies committed to driving profitable category growth through innovative marketing, category management and operational solutions.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
 Carl Hoverson (right) receives the gavel from Jeff VanRay
For the second consecutive year, a large process potato grower will head the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. Jeff VanRay from Pingree, North Dakota passed the gavel to Larimore, North Dakota grower Carl Hoverson at last Tuesday's annual b...
Thursday, February 23, 2012
 North American Potato Market News (NAPMN)
The Columbia Basin, Idaho, and Wisconsin are all facing potential shortages, while North Dakota is sitting on more spuds than one year ago. The North American Potato Market News is reporting the Columbia Basin will run out by July 3rd if usage continu...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011