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Washington Potato Company fined $100,000 for employment status discrimination
A potato processing company in Pasco, Washington has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a Department of Justice investigation into whether it discriminated against immigrants when it ordered workers to verify their employment authorization in violation of federal law.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Potato researchers gather in Maine to find a solutions for the Blackleg disease
Researchers from all over the world were in Bangor for the '2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit', organized by the University of Maine Extension.
Portland Potato Vodka Reaches First 1,000 Case Month
Eastside Distilling, Inc., a producer of award-winning craft spirits, today announced that its award-winning Portland Potato Vodka surpassed 1,000 cases sold for the month of October.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Una papa transgénica “dorada” podría reducir la desnutrición
Investigadores de la Universidad de Ohio experimentan con una papa que podría llegar a prevenir muertes y enfermedades. Sobre todo en aquellos países en donde la gente depende del almidón del tubérculo para el sustento.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Unofficial Estimate US Potato Production 2017: between 0 and 3 percent below last year
The USDA has provided a first - unofficial - estimate on the total potato production in the United States in its 'Vegetables and Pulses Outlook' published October 27: between 0 and 3 percent below last year
Analyzing the genes of ancient potatoes helps to improve future varieties
Examining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed a set of common genes and important genetic pathways that have helped potatoes adapt over thousands of years.