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Potato News from Utah

Potato starch residue in stone tool proves potato use in Utah goes back over 10,000 years
Researchers from the Natural History Museum of Utah and Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah have discovered potato starch residues in the crevices of a 10,900-year-old stone tool in Escalante, Utah — the earliest evidence of wild potato use in North America.
Mark Klompien new CEO of United Potato Growers of America
United Potato Growers of America announced today that its executive board has unanimously chosen Mark Klompien as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer, replacing Jerry Wright.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Jerry Wright Retires from United Potato Growers of America
United Potato Growers of America President/CEO, Jerry Wright, announced his coming retirement at the August 23 Board of Directors meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Jerry Wright
There are two likely scenarios facing U.S. potato growers in the 2014-15 season, and neither of them is sunny, according to Jerry Wright, president and chief executive officer of the United Potato Growers of America, Salt Lake City.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014