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Nominations Open for 2022 Potatoes USA Board Members

Nominations Open for 2022 Potatoes USA Board Members

June 09, 2021
Potatoes USA announces nominations are now open for new Board Members for the 2022-2025 term.
Celebrating 20 Years of Certis; Company Rebrand Cements Legacy Leadership in Biologicals

Certis USA rebrands to highlight its Leadership in Biologicals

June 02, 2021
Against the backdrop of 20 successful years as Certis USA, the company today announced a brand change to Certis Biologicals.
United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC): Planting Update May 27, 2021

UPGC: Potato Planting Update Canada, May 27, 2021

May 28, 2021
The United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) provide an update on the potato planting in Canada (May 27, 2021). Seeding in Western Canada is winding up, while growers in the Atlantic region are in full planting mode.
Northern Michigan potato farm plans to rebuild after devastating fire.

Northern Michigan potato farm plans to rebuild after devastating fire

May 20, 2021
A fire at Kitchen Farms destroyed several buildings at the family-owned business in Antrim County between Mancelona and Boyne Falls Monday. More than 20 fire departments from five counties responded to the fire that began at about 10:30 a.m.
U.S. Potato Imports Continue to Increase.

United States Potato Imports Continue to Increase; More frozen potato products imported from Europe

May 19, 2021
Strong demand for potatoes and potato products and tight domestic supplies continues to drive increases in imports for the current (July – June) marketing year. For July 2020 – March 2021 total imports are up 9 percent, led by an 18% increase in chips and a 15 percent increase in dehydrated potatoes.
HZPC Americas hires Jill Herold as key account manager

HZPC Americas hires Jill Herold as key account manager

May 18, 2021
HZPC Americas announced that the company recently hired Jill Herold as a Key Account Manager. Jill brings over 18 years of experience in technical agronomy in potatoes, corn, soybean and other various crops, including several years focused on sustainability.
Wisconsin potato planting is ahead of schedule

Wisconsin potato planting is ahead of schedule

May 13, 2021
Potato growers in Wisconsin’s central sands region expect to wrap up planting soon. Jim Okray with Plover-based Okray Family Farms tells Brownfield planting has gone smooth this year compared to years past.
Pioneering potato breeder Dave Holm retires

Pioneering potato breeder Dave Holm retires

May 13, 2021
Dave Holm was destined to work with potatoes. He was raised on a potato farm in southeast Idaho, where his dad and grandfather instilled in him a love of one of the world’s most important crops.
UPGC: Planting Intentions 2021 Canadian Potato Crop

UPGC: Planting Intentions 2021 Canadian Potato Crop

May 13, 2021
Potato acreage in Canada will not be officially reported until early July, so it is often helpful to take an early look at industry projections across the country. The analysis is more difficult this year as demand for potato products returns to pre-COVID levels.
January – March 2021 retail sales: A year after unparalleled growth

January – March 2021 potato sales in US retail: A year after unparalleled growth

May 04, 2021
Potato sales for Q3 (January – March 2021) of Marketing Year 2021 have caught up to the changed buying habits that the pandemic brought about.

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