News on Potato Varieties and Seed from the United States

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 COTX08063-2Ru potato clone by the Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program is being touted as the best chance for Texas to enter into the french fry market. (Courtesy: Texas A&M AgriLife)
January 11, 2024

Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program highlights market, varietal expansions

Advances, including Texas french fry variety and nutrition qualities, to be discussed at National Potato Expo in Austin.
Rob Sears hopes his bioengineered potato radiation sensors will open the door to future innovations in organic technology. Image courtesy UTIA.
November 29, 2023

UTIA PhD Student Bioengineers Potato Plant to Detect Gamma Radiation

PhD student Rob Sears engineered the potato plant, also known as a phytosensor, to indicate high radiation levels through changing leaf fluorescence.
There’s a New Type of Potato in Stores That’s So Creamy You Don’t Even Need Butter
October 30, 2023

New Organic Potato brand available at Whole Foods in the North-East United States: Upstate Abundance

If you’re looking to up your potato game this holiday season, you’re in luck. There’s a new potato variety in town, and it’s said to be so creamy that you don’t need to add butter, cream, or anything else to dress it up - it’s delicious right from the field.
Tasteful Selections® Introducing Potatoes Your Way™ at IFPA
October 12, 2023

Tasteful Selections® Introducing Potatoes Your Way™ at IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show

Tasteful Selections®, a specialty potato brand from RPE LLC, continues to innovate to stay ahead of the evolving needs of retailers and consumers by introducing its new product, Potatoes Your Way™.
Quail H Sweet Potatoes
October 12, 2023

California sweet potato yields up 10-15 percent

The California sweet potato harvest got a late start to harvest this season
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1,4-DMN Poised to Achieve CODEX MRL
October 11, 2023

Sprouting control agent 1,4-DMN Poised to Achieve CODEX MRL

Great news for potato producers: 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (1,4- DMN), a naturally-occurring bio-control that enhances dormancy
Author: Dr. Horia Groza, University of Wisconsin-Madison, retired
October 01, 2023

The Nutritional Power of Potato: Carbohydrates

The journalist, Ben Feller, wrote, in 2009, an interesting story titled "The President and the Potato." David Letterman hosted President Barack Obama at his talk show and offered 10 funny reasons why his guest accepted to come. But Obama stopped him, saying, "The reason I’m here? I want to see that heart-shaped potato."
Rachel Atkinson-Leach, Vice President of Brand & Category Excellence at RPE
September 18, 2023

Farmer’s Promise announces New Burbank Reserve variety

Introducing the Burbank Reserve, a remarkable gem in the world of potatoes that effortlessly marries the qualities of casual and fine-dining restaurant excellence.
Taylor Grant, Leah Halverson and Bryan Jones: The Next Generation of Potato Farmers
September 16, 2023

Feeding America: Introducing the Next Generation Potato Farmers

A new generation of potato farmers uses cutting-edge instruments and methods to progress farms and preserve the soil for future generations all over the United States, often in unexpected areas.
U.S. Potato Exports Reach Record Value and Volume July 2022 – June 2023
August 26, 2023

United States Potato Exports Reach Record Value and Volume July 2022 – June 2023

United States potato exports reached record value and volume in the 12-month period from July 2022 – June 2023. Export values increased 19.05% to USD 2.2 billion, and export volume increased 3.85% to 3.3 million metric tons (fresh weight equivalent).
Alsum Farms Begins Wisconsin Yellow Potato Harvest
August 03, 2023

Alsum Farms Begins Wisconsin Yellow Potato Harvest

Wisconsin yellow potato harvest is underway at Alsum Farms in Arena, Wis. with the first potato loads being washed, graded and packed for fresh market delivery to distribution centers and retail grocers the first full week of August.
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August 01, 2023

Idaho evaluating alternate method of dormancy testing for Seed Potatoes

University of Idaho doctoral student Lisa Tran’s dissertation has the potential to transform how Idaho’s seed potato certification authority does business.
Potato growers can’t keep upwith 'red hot' global demand
June 22, 2023

Potato growers can’t keep up with 'red hot' global demand

Washington potato farmers can’t keep pace with worldwide cravings for french fries, hash browns, tots, potato chips and other processed potato products.
Black Gold Farms welcomes Heath Webber to lead financial team
April 06, 2023

Black Gold Farms welcomes Heath Webber to lead financial team

Heath Webber, CPA, joins Black Gold Farms as Chief Financial Officer. Webber has more than 30 years of finance experience and a combined ten years in the CFO role.
 New public-private partnership to improve seed potato production in Wisconsin
January 21, 2023

New public-private partnership to improve seed potato production in Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has a new partner to improve the efficiency of seed potato production at the Starks Early Generation Seed Potato Farm in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
North Carolina sweet potatoes face challenges exporting to Europe.
November 04, 2022

North Carolina sweet potatoes face challenges exporting to Europe

North Carolina is welcoming a good sweet potato crop. However, exporting this crop to Europe is a challenge due to the dollar and the Euro and the Spanish and French crops.
MountainKing Potatoes Begins Re-Brand of Butter Russets as Butter Cream Potatoes
September 30, 2022

MountainKing Potatoes Begins Re-Brand of Butter Russets as Butter Cream Potatoes

MountainKing has launched a re-brand of one of its popular, gourmet varieties with the introduction of its Butter Cream Potatoes, now available in three-pound poly mesh bags.

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