RJ Andrus of Idaho Elected National Potato Council President
March 09, 2023
The National Potato Council (NPC) installed its 2023 roster of Executive Committee members at the organization’s annual Washington Summit.
Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) Presents Annual Industry Awards
February 21, 2023
In addition to its annual Hall of Fame induction, the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) presented several other annual Industry Awards during a banquet on February 8, 2023, in Stevens Point.
Fleishauer Elected WPVGA Board President for 2023
February 20, 2023
The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) Board of Directors has elected Randy Fleishauer as its President for 2023.
USDA SCRI funds new research: potatoes and pests – actionable science against nematodes
February 01, 2023
USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) recently announced funding (USD 6.8M) for Potatoes and Pests – Actionable Science Against Nematodes (nicknamed PAPAS).
Potato Expo Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels with Colorado Event
January 12, 2023
On Jan. 4-5, more than 1,800 U.S. potato growers and industry members from a dozen countries turned out for Potato Expo 2023, hosted by the National Potato Council, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado
University of Idaho researchers developing nematode resistant potatoes
January 04, 2023
University of Idaho researchers are introducing genes from a plant in the nightshade family into potatoes, seeking to develop spuds that resist harmful nematodes. The plant, called ‘litchi tomato’, has natural resistance to several species of cyst and root-knot nematodes.
National Potato Council Releases New Logo Reflecting its Mission of ‘Standing Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill’
December 22, 2022
In only the third time in its 74-year history, the National Potato Council released a new logo that better reflects its public policy focus and roots in Washington, D.C.
University of Maine researchers are testing lobster shells to thwart potato soil pathogens
December 22, 2022
Scientists at the University of Maine are evaluating if lobster shells can cultivate beneficial microbial communities that ward off soil borne potato pathogens.
Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet
December 05, 2022
When we think of healthy vegetables, we don't think of potatoes, but we should. Potatoes have developed a reputation for causing weight gain and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, but new research suggests they do not.
More good news on the nutritional value of potatoes - in all forms
November 01, 2022
If you adore potato salad, scalloped potatoes, or sweet potato fries, then you might be concerned about how they're affecting your body. The good news is that a new study has found that potatoes might be healthier than we thought.