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Potato News from Wisconsin

Wisconsin Potato Field in bloom
A potato disease known as Late blight is threatening some Wisconsin potato fields, but growers are well aware and making strides to prevent it from spreading.
Tracebility from Field to Fork - We all have a Stake in a Healthy Food Supply
Today’s consumers desire to understand the health and nutritional benefits of the produce they buy. That’s why the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), an industry-wide effort aimed at creating a quick and efficient traceability process by electronically tracking produce from the farm fields to supermarket shelves, is vital.
Wisconsin Farmers Provide Resources to Tackle Water Issues in Central Wisconsin
The potato and vegetable growers in Wisconsin's Central Sands are not content to debate causes, and they have united to proactively seek solutions to Tackle Water Issues in Central Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Potatoes
Did you know that in the United States participants in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program can buy nutritious potatoes with a voucher at a farmer’s market, but not at their local grocer?
The Snack Factory Pretzel Crisp
Snyder's-Lance, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement has been signed to acquire Baptista's Bakery, Inc., the manufacturer of its fast growing Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps® brand
Wisconsin Potato Growers highlight their Sustainable practices
Wisconsin potato growers have achieved national recognition not only through their ability to produce more potatoes on fewer acres but also for the sustainability of the practices they use
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Specialty crops good for 35000 jobs in Wisconsin
Did You Know Wisconsin’s specialty crop production and processing account for more than $6 billion in economic activity? $6.4 billion, to be exact, and almost 35,000 jobs across the state!
Monday, May 5, 2014
Dana Rady, director of promotion, communication and consumer education
It won’t be long before consumers get a taste of Wisconsin potatoes in a new and creative way! The state’s traveling billboard, also known as the Spudmobile, is sure to be iconic with the many creative and educational components that are planned for its interior.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Potato Industry Leadership Institute (Pili)
Twenty-four potato growers and industry representatives joined together to form the 2014 class of the Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI), an annual program jointly administered by the National Potato Council (NPC) and the United States Potato Board (USPB) that identifies and cultivates the next generation of leaders within the industry.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Jed Colquhoun, Ph.D. Professor Department of Horticulture University of Wisconsin-Madison
Herbicide-resistant weeds pose significant economic and production challenges, particularly in specialty crops such as potatoes where weed control options are limited.
Sunday, January 5, 2014