Potato Growers Select 2021 National Potato Council Leaders
February 25, 2021
At the National Potato Council (NPC) 2021 Annual Meeting held virtually due to travel restrictions, Dominic LaJoie of Van Buren, Maine was elected to serve as NPC’s 2021 President and to head the grower-led organization’s Executive Committee.
USDA, FDA: Food and food packaging highly unlikely to spread COVID-19
February 23, 2021
Food and food packaging are highly unlikely to spread COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a reminder last week.
NPC Encourages Mexico's Supreme Court to Affirm Draft Ruling Overturning Ban on US Fresh Potato Imports
February 19, 2021
On February 17, 2021, the Mexican Supreme Court released a draft ruling that would overturn a 2017 lower court decision preventing the Mexican federal government from implementing regulations to allow the import of fresh US potatoes throughout the country.
Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association elect new president
February 15, 2021
Bill Guenthner of Guenthner Farms was elected WPVGA Board President for 2021. The WPVGA Associate Division Board of Directors elected Chris Brooks of Central Door Solutions to be its President for 2021. The WSPIA Board of Directors elected J.D. Schroeder of Schroeder Bros. Farms, President for 2021.
Washington Potato lays off 62 workers at Warden facility
February 12, 2021
The Washington Potato Co. facility in Warden still smolders the next morning and smoke fills the air after a fire broke out in a potato dehydrator the afternoon of Jan. 21, prompting a response from fire departments across Grant and neighboring Adams counties.
WPVGA Honors Marv and Norm Worzella with Hall of Fame Induction
February 10, 2021
Long-time potato and vegetable growers Norm and Marv Worzella of Worzella & Sons, Inc., Plover, Wisconsin, were inducted into the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Hall of Fame at the industry’s annual awards ceremony held February 3, 2021.
Snack Brand PeaTos® Secures USD 12.5 million investment round with Post Holdings as lead investor
February 05, 2021
Less than six months after raising $7M in a Series A round, PeaTos®, the revolutionary snack chip brand, announced that it has secured Post Holdings, Inc. to lead its $12.5M Series B round.