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Potato News from United States

See the new TOMRA 3A Sorter for unwashed potatoes at Potato Expo 2020
TOMRA Food has just introduced the TOMRA 3A, a vision sorter for the separation of a range of Foreign Material from unwashed potatoes. The TOMRA 3A will be showcased for the first time in North America at Potato Expo 2020 in Las Vegas
Maine potatoes expected to be in 'strong demand' after disappointing harvest elsewhere
Don Flannery, executive director of the Maine Potato Board, said that poor harvests elsewhere in North America would create a 'strong demand' for Maine-grown potatoes.
Great Lakes Potato Chip Co offers Purple Blackberry potato chips for its 10 year anniversary
If you are living in Michigan or nearby, Purple potato chips could be on shelves at a grocery store near you this holiday season, thanks to a collaboration between Michigan State University researchers and Traverse City-based Great Lakes Potato Chip Co.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Online tool to detect blackleg disease in potato using DNA testing has widespread application
Scientists have developed a user-friendly online tool called Uniqprimer, which quickly and automatically designs species-specific DNA tags (also known as primers) for detecting pathogens such as Dickeya dianthicola using DNA testing.
Japan's Upper House Approves Historic U.S.- Japan Agreement on Agricultural Trade
The National Potato Council cheered the passage of the U.S.- Japan Agreement on Agricultural Trade by Japan’s Upper House.
Simplot strengthens agricultural retail presence with acquisition of Pinnacle Agriculture
The combined complementary footprint of Simplot Grower Solutions and Pinnacle stores will grow to more than 200 locations across North America.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019