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Potato News from Wisconsin

From test tube to plate, UW–Madison program keeps potatoes clean
Years before that french fry landed on your plate, the plant that would eventually give rise to the spud your fry was cut from was sealed away deep in a secure-access building, growing slowly in a test tube inside a locked growth chamber.
Tasteful Selections adds a cheesy new flavor to the Take & Shake line of flavored potatoes
Tasteful Selections™, a specialty potato brand from RPE Inc., adds a new flavor to their Tasteful Selections Take & Shake™ line: Cheddar Cheese.
Pavelski and Hamerski enter Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association Hall of Fame
Richards Pavelski and Donald Hamerski entered the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) Hall of Fame Hall. The WPVGA Hall of Fame honors lifetime achievement in the development of Wisconsin’s potato industry.
Potato Company RPE expands marketing team with Tim Huffcutt
US based potato grower and shipper RPE Inc. has added a new Marketing Director, Tim Huffcutt to its marketing team. Effective October 24, Huffcutt will oversee all marketing strategies for RPE's consumer, trade, local community and internal communication.
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
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 NPC 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.