Potatoes are offloaded at the Folson Farms washplant in East Grand Forks.
September 09, 2020
The potato harvest is now underway in the Red River Valley. Yields are all over the board ranging from poor to excellent. Most of the fields with poor yields were damaged by heavy rain that fell on, and around June 30th.
Thousands of seed potato acres in the Red River Valley will go to waste
November 25, 2019
Sander Dagen raised an exceptional seed potato crop this year. That makes it sting even more as he is forced to abandon approximately 80% of his acres because he cannot harvest them.
'Perfect Potato' - a new line of bite-size potatoes by Robinson fresh and Albert Bartlett
November 01, 2018
A new potato line, the Perfect Potato™, is now available from Robinson Fresh® and Albert Bartlett.
Cargill adds to its Simpure porfolio of label-friendly potato starches
September 18, 2018
Cargill is expanding its Simpure portfolio of label-friendly functional native starches with the addition of three potato starches designed for meat, meat alternatives and culinary applications.
Potato company RD Offutt halts agricultural expansion in Minnesota
August 04, 2018
RD Offutt, the largest potato producer in Minnesota, is backing away from a controversial expansion in the State just south of the Mississippi River headwaters after state regulators insisted on an environmental study of the potential contamination of groundwater.
Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Hires New President
June 05, 2018
The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) has appointed Donavon Johnson to replace Chuck Gunnerson as its new President.
Chuck Gunnerson announces retirement as President of the NPPGA
February 26, 2018
Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) president Chuck Gunnerson, announced his upcoming retirement at the February 20th, NPPGA Annual Meeting in East Grand Forks, MN.
Hapka Farm receives prestigious National Potato Council Award
February 15, 2018
The National Potato Council, at their 2018 annual meeting, held January 12 in Orlando, Florida, presented the 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award to HFC, INC of Halma, Minnesota.
Cargill introduces a new high oleic canola oil with 35% lower saturated fat for foodservice.
December 19, 2017
Cargill introduces a new non-GMO high-oleic canola oil with a 35% lower saturated fat for foodservice. Herbicide tolerance (GMO) is available as an option (!!)
To peel its potatoes, Salads and Sides manufacturer Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen invests in an Orbit 350.
March 20, 2017
Mrs. Gerry's Kitchen, a manufacturer of Salads and Sides - including numerous variations of potato salad and mashed potatoes, invested in a TOMRA peeling line, consisting of an Orbit 350 peeler with OBD 6/20 brusher and an M01 steam accumulator.
USDA clears Calyxt potato modified to withstand bruising
October 26, 2016
A new potato variety that’s genetically modified to withstand bruising has been cleared for commercialization without undergoing USDA’s deregulatory process for biotech crops.
Colorado Potato Beetles are munching on in the Red River Valley
July 02, 2016
According to the University of Minnesota Extension 'Spudbug' Newsletter, it is shaping up to be a Colorado Potato Beetle (CPB) year in the Red River Valley.