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Many of us remember RNA from high school biology, where we were taught that the RNA molecule reads DNA, then makes proteins to carry out tasks

RNA breakthrough creates crops that can yield 50% more potatoes, rice

July 25, 2021
Manipulating RNA can dramatically increase the yield of potato plants, as well as increasing drought tolerance, announced a group of scientists from the University of Chicago, Peking University and Guizhou University.
Chemical manufacturing plant to keep potatoes from sprouting could go in Ascension

1,4GROUP - a manufacturer of sprout inhibitor for potatoes - considers building a new plant in Louisiana

July 24, 2021
The 1,4GROUP - an Idaho based manufacturer of sprout inhibitor for potatoes - is considering building a $35 million chemical processing plant in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.
Rantizo: How to Optimize Fungicide Applications with Drones

Rantizo: How to Optimize Fungicide Applications with Drones

July 22, 2021
With the rise of precision agriculture solutions, the farming industry has become increasingly tech savvy. Many growers and producers have embraced GPS-enabled tractors, variable-rate fertilizer applications, and smart platforms.
NPC Welcomes Ethan Keller to Team

The National Potato Council welcomes Ethan Keller as Program Coordinator

July 13, 2021
The National Potato Council today welcomed Ethan Keller to serve as the organization’s Program Coordinator. The recent Ohio State University graduate will support the execution and implementation of NPC’s programs to engage and inform its membership.
US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market.

US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market

July 12, 2021
The United States pressured Mexico on Wednesday to allow genetically modified crops into the country and to open up access to U.S.-grown potatoes. Trade talks were held Wednesday in Mexico City.
Retailers Break Away from the Pack with Top Awards in Idaho Potato Lovers Display Contest

And the winner is... Top Awards in the Idaho Potato Lovers Display Contest

July 01, 2021
Pulling out all the stops to showcase their favorite spuds, retailers nationwide fought hard for the highest honors in the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 30th annual Idaho® Potato Lovers Display Contest.
National Potato Council letter to Vilsack/Tai: Maintain a ‘trust but verify’ stance with Mexico

National Potato Council letter to Vilsack/Tai: Maintain a ‘trust but verify’ stance with Mexico

July 01, 2021
You may have read last week that Mexican Agriculture Secretary Víctor Villalobos Arámbula is expected to travel to Washington, D.C. in early August to meet with his American counterpart, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.
US Sales of Fingerlings, Gourmet Varietal Potatoes Continue to Climb.

US Sales of Fingerlings, Gourmet Varietal Potatoes Continue to Climb

June 17, 2021
As shoppers stock up for the summer grilling season, new national sales data indicates US sales of fingerlings and smaller-sized gourmet varietal potatoes, both popular for backyard cookouts, remain on a solid, upward ascent.
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.

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