News on The Potato Supply Chain from the United States

Potato Grading: Consistent Product Quality at Wada Farms
June 16, 2024

Wada Farms surpasses its ROI in the very first year using optical grading technology for its potatoes

Kip Yeates, Vice President of Fresh Operations at potato company Wada Farms, highlights the success of their partnership with Ellips in enhancing potato grading efficiency and quality consistency, exceeding initial expectations and paving the way for future advancements in AI-driven grading technology.
Washington State Potato growers
May 19, 2024

Sustainable Farming Thrives in Washington State

Washington State's potato farmers are leading the charge in sustainable agriculture. They harness the state's rich resources to produce high-quality crops while preserving the environment for future generations.
Potato Plant
May 13, 2024

Calcium Can Protect Potato Plants from Bacterial Wilt

Scientists have discovered that calcium plays a significant role in enhancing the resistance of potato plants to bacterial wilt. This disease causes worldwide losses of potatoes costing USD 19 billion per year.
Potato Sustainability Alliance Releases 2023 North American Potato Sustainability Assessment Report
May 12, 2024

Potato Sustainability Alliance Releases 2023 North American Potato Sustainability Assessment Report

The Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) announced the release of its 2023 North American Potato Sustainability Assessment Report, communicating sustainability results gathered from 420 growers representing 589,120 potato acres across the U.S. and Canada. 
Potato Museum with antique equipment at Schroeder's Farms
May 01, 2024

Patience, Persistence, Adaptability: The Schroeder Family’s Five Generations of Farming Legacy at Schroeder Brother’s Farms

The Schroeder Brother’s Farms in Antigo, Wisconsin, founded by Eric Schroeder’s family in 1879, has been around long enough to have its own potato museum on site.
USDA Appoints 32 Members to Potatoes USA’s Board of Directors
April 29, 2024

USDA Appoints 32 Members to Potatoes USA’s Board of Directors

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the appointment of 32 members to Potatoes USA’s Board of Directors.
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OC Schulz & Sons - Potato Grading with high speed and consistent quality
April 29, 2024

How North Dakota based potato packer O.C. Schulz & Sons keeps its customers happy

'The customer is always right', that’s the motto of potato packer O.C. Schulz & Sons. This North Dakota company understands the importance of customer satisfaction and the act on it
Roasted baby potatoes
April 21, 2024

Turn up the heat this summer with unique potato offerings

From backyard BBQs to campfire cook outs, potatoes should be the MVP of summer time outdoor cooking adventures. They are versatile, delicious, easy to prepare, and the perfect complement to any summer dish.
The team behind the new Taste of Maine Potato Chip Co. poses on the 30-acre property at Loring Commerce Center where they will construct a new potato chip processing plant. Pictured left to right is James Pelkey, James' son Chance Pelkey, 8, Brad Sargent,
April 20, 2024

New potato chip plant in Aroostook on track for July construction start

The people behind one of Loring Commerce Center’s major new developments plan to begin construction by late July 2024
Pioneer Potatoes Potato Grading Technology Smaller-scale Farm with Big Grading Results
April 18, 2024

Smaller-scale grower Pioneer Potatoes achieves big results with grading technology

Pioneer Potatoes understands the fundamentals of effectiveness and efficiency in grading and provisioning potatoes.
1,4GROUP Shifts CIPC Manufacturing to the United States
April 10, 2024

1,4GROUP Shifts Manufacturing of sprout inhibitor CIPC to the United States ensuring availability in North America

In a significant move, 1,4GROUP has shifted the manufacturing of its sprout inhibitor chlorpropham (CIPC) to the United States, marking a transition away from its previous manufacturing base overseas.
Soil Health Institute Launches Slakes: A Free Smartphone App to Measure Soil Aggregate Stability
April 04, 2024

Learn about your soil with the Free Smartphone App 'Slakes' to Measure Soil Aggregate Stability

On World Soil Day, December 5, the Soil Health Institute (SHI) released a free phone application, Slakes, to empower and engage citizens around the world to measure aggregate stability.
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April 02, 2024

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Potato chip maker rescues 25 million pounds of 'ugly' potatoes
March 14, 2024

Potato chip maker rescues 25 million pounds of 'ugly' potatoes

Uglies Kettle Chips has now 'rescued' 25 million pounds of 'ugly potatoes' that have gone into making the brand’s upcycled Uglies Kettle Chips.
NPC Applauds Scaled Back Final Climate Disclosure Ruling
March 09, 2024

National Potato Council Applauds Scaled Back Final Climate Disclosure Ruling

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) scrapped a plan opposed by farm groups to mandate the tracking of greenhouse gas emissions in company supply chains, all the way down to family farms. 
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March 07, 2024

Potatoes a top menu performer as loaded drums, fries, bowls entice younger generations

Potatoes appeared on nearly 83% of all U.S. restaurant menus in 2023, demonstrating the staying power of America’s favorite vegetable as a top menu performer.
Bob Mattive of Colorado Elected National Potato Council President. (Courtesy: National Potato Council)
March 05, 2024

Bob Mattive of Colorado Elected National Potato Council President

The National Potato Council (NPC) installed its 2024 roster of Executive Committee members this week at the organization’s annual Washington Summit.

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