In a visit to the Nematode Quarantine laboratory at Cornell University last Friday, US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, announced a commitment of $400,000 from the USDA for the upgrades to the facilities and equipment.
Exports of all United States potatoes and potato products reached a record $1,758,130,172 for the July 2016 – June 2017 marketing year. U.S. exports also achieved a record volume level of 1,712,364 metric tons (MT).
Online grocery purchases average 3.4% of total store sales for supermarkets offering the service. However, this number jumps to 5.2% of total sales for those retailers who have had the service for at least 4 years.
Tolsma-Grisnich has developed a temperature sensor cable that is 5m in length and that can measure the product temperature at various heights throughout the stack of potatoes.The product is one of the five finalists for the Potato Europe Innovation Awards.