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Potatoes USA International Marketing Committee Meeting Overview

Potatoes USA International Marketing Committee reports on growing export opportunities

April 02, 2017
The Potatoes USA international marketing committee met prior to the Annual Meeting in Denver March 15 & 16. The committee heard how U.S. potato exports have grown 183% in the past 20 years and now account for close to 20% of production.
Potatoes USA Board Members for 2017 Sworn in during Annual Meeting

Potatoes USA Board Members for 2017 Sworn in during Annual Meeting

March 23, 2017
The Potatoes USA Board Members for 2017 were sworn in during its Annual Meeting in Denver Colorado.
WatchITgrow: Belgium launches a country-wide geo-information system to strengthen the Potato (processing) industry

WatchITgrow: Potato (Processing) sector in Belgium launches geo-information system

March 18, 2017
WatchITgrow is a new geo-information platform developed for the potato sector in Belgium with the purpose to better estimate and increase the potato yield in a sustainable way.
Tomorrow's Leaders Trained at 2017 Potato Industry Leadership Institute

Tomorrow's Leaders Trained at 2017 Potato Industry Leadership Institute

March 02, 2017
The 2017 Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI) provided training to 22 US potato growers and industry representatives in leadership development, public policy, marketing, team building and public communication.
Pavelski and Hamerski enter Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association Hall of Fame

Pavelski and Hamerski enter Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association Hall of Fame

February 28, 2017
Richards Pavelski and Donald Hamerski entered the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) Hall of Fame Hall. The WPVGA Hall of Fame honors lifetime achievement in the development of Wisconsin’s potato industry.
“Making the European Potato Trade great again! (it’s gonna be huge, it’s gonna be great, it’s true!)”

'Making the European Potato Trade great again! (it’s gonna be huge, it’s gonna be great, it’s true!)'

February 22, 2017
Under the provocative slogan 'Making the European Potato Trade great again! (it’s gonna be huge, it’s gonna be great, it’s true!)', the Europatat Congress 2017 will focus on two major current issues for the potato sector: plant health and trade.
Brazil introduces anti-dumping duty for frozen potatoes from Germany, Belgium, France and The Netherlands

Brazil imposes anti-dumping duty on frozen potato from Germany, Belgium, France and The Netherlands

February 19, 2017
Last week the Brazilian Government has decided to impose an anti-dumping duty on frozen potatoes (tariff code 2004.10.00; mostly frozen french fries) imported from Germany, Belgium, France and The Netherlands. The level and duration of the anti-dumping duties are not yet published.
Final countdown to make potato stores in the UK are CIPC compliant

Final countdown to make sure potato stores in the UK are CIPC compliant

February 13, 2017
Time is rapidly running out to make sure potato stores in the United Kingdom comply with new rules on using chlorpropham (CIPC), which require the sprout suppressant to be applied using “active recirculation” at new lower rates.
A New Year, New - Idaho - Potato Recipes

A New Year, New - Idaho - Potato Recipes

January 20, 2017
Following an online potato recipe contest ('Fully-Loaded Idaho Potato Cook-off'), Kenmore awarded Crystal Schlueter’s unique and easy-to-make recipe for Mashed-Up Kimchi Reuben Tater Bombs with Sweet Onion & Gochujang Aioli the grand prize.
Potato Expo 2017 Sees Success as Growers Network and Learn

Potato Expo 2017 Sees Success as Growers Network and Learn

January 11, 2017
Potato Expo 2017, held January 4-6 in the city of San Francisco, featured one of the highest number of attendees and exhibitors, the second annual Spud Nation Throwdown Chef Cook-Off, and optimism over the future of the potato industry.

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