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Potato News from Wisconsin

RPE launched Old Oak Farms’ Party Potatoes at PMA Fresh Summit
RPE Inc., has created Old Oak Farms Party Potatoes. Quick and easy to prepare, Party Potatoes are fingerling potatoes that transform ordinary dinners into extraordinary parties!
Alsum Farms & Produce offers Convenient Potato Meal Solutions and Snacks for Back-to-School
Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. helps make it easier for busy families to get back into the school routine with ready-to-serve healthy potato offerings that are perfect for a quick dinner side or nutritious after-school snack
Danielle Golden
Heartland Farms, Inc. announced today that Danielle Golden has joined the farm to further develop their growing portfolio of regional and national accounts.
Justin Clements
The National Potato Council (NPC) is pleased to announce that Justin Clements, a fifth year doctoral student in the Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center working in the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Academic Scholarship.
RPE: Organic Potato Program continues to expand
Organic produce is in record-high demand, selling more than $11 billion worth in 2015 alone. To meet the demand, RPE, Inc., has been continually expanding its organic program.
Tasteful Selections #rescuedmoments highlight: Italian style Potato Salad
RPE, Inc.’s bite-sized potato brand, Tasteful Selections™, is continuing its efforts to inspire consumers to rescue moments and spend more quality time with family by creating delicious time-saving recipes and useful cooking tips.
The Little Potato Company celebrates the construction of their new plant in a big way
The Little Potato Company celebrated construction of its first U.S. plant June 29 in DeForest. The new $20 million, 130,000-square-foot plant, which is being built by Minneapolis-based Ryan Companies, is scheduled to open in January 2017.
The Little Potato Company plans a new US Head Office and Plant in Wisconsin
The Little Potato Company announces its plan to set up a new $20 million US Head Office and processing facility in DeForest near Madison, Wisconsin.
Descubren un marcador molecular del calcio en la papa
Investigadores estadounidenses de la USDA-ARS y la Universidad de Winsconsin-Madison encontraron una papa silvestre con siete veces más calcio que las papas que acostumbramos a ver en los supermercados.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Molecular Marker for high Calcium trait can help breeding better potato varietes
Researchers discovered that in a wild variety of potato (Solanum Microdontum) Calcium levels are about seven times higher than in a regular potato. They developed a molecular marker to facilitate the transfer of the high Calcium trait to newly bred potato varieties.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016