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.
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.
November 01, 2018
A new potato line, the Perfect Potato™, is now available from Robinson Fresh® and Albert Bartlett.
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.
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.
June 05, 2018
The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) has appointed Donavon Johnson to replace Chuck Gunnerson as its new President.
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.
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.
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 (!!)
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.
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.
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.