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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.
Mike Phillips during the 2022 Potato Industry Leadership Institute.

Potato Industry Leadership Institute announces Class of 2023

October 31, 2022
The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is pleased to announce the 2023 class of the Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI).
New Antibiotic Comes From a Pathogenic Bacterium in Potatoes

New Antibiotic Solanimycin discovered in a Pathogenic Bacterium in Potatoes (Dickeya solani)

October 24, 2022
The growing threat of antimicrobial resistance has led researchers to search for new compounds everywhere. This week in mBio, a multinational team of researchers in Europe report the discovery of a new antifungal antibiotic named solanimycin.
New Hire and Promotions at the Idaho Potato Commission

New Hire and Promotions at the Idaho Potato Commission

October 22, 2022
The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recently announced the addition of Sam Eaton as the new Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs. Ross Johnson has been promoted to Vice President of Retail and International.
Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Announces Rebrand

Northern Plains Potato Growers Association now goes by Northland Potatoes

October 13, 2022
Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) has announced a name change and will now be doing business as Northland Potato Growers Association. The new name includes a new logo and brand design
Madeleine Poulin, new Program Coordinator of National Potato Council (NPC)

National Potato Council Appoints New Program Coordinator

October 08, 2022
The National Potato Council (NPC) welcomed new Program Coordinator Madeleine Poulin to assist the council as it promotes the interests of U.S. potato growers, their families, and the rural communities they support.
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Donavon Johnson, Northern Plains Potato Growers Association president, is expecting that North Dakota and Minnesota farmers will be harvesting a pretty good crop, barring an early frost.

Northern Plains (US) potato crop is looking good with harvest on the horizon

August 30, 2022
The Red River Valley potato crop has overcome getting into the ground later than optimal to looking like one of the best in the last few years, said farmers and researchers who gathered at Hoverson Farms near Larimore
International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA)  Announces New Board of Directors Slate for 2023

IFPA Announces New Board of Directors Slate for 2023

August 27, 2022
International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has announced the slate of new directors for the 2023 IFPA Board of Directors. The volunteer leaders will be confirmed by a ballot shared with membership and their board term will begin at the end of October.
Back row (left to right) Blair Richardson, Potatoes USA’s CEO; Steve Elfering of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mike Carter of Rosholt, Wisconsin; Travis Meacham of Moses Lake, Washington; and Jaren Raybould of Saint Anthony, Idaho. Front row (left to right) Jared

Meet the growers leading the Potatoes USA committees

August 22, 2022
There are five Potatoes USA Board Member committees that are overseen and led by nine members of the industry. Together, with the Chair and Past Chair, these committee chairs also make up the Executive Committee. Meet the Committee Chairs...!
Potato LEAF Awards 2022-23 Scholarship to Paige Hickman

Potato LEAF Awards 2022-23 Scholarship to Paige Hickman

August 14, 2022
The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) awards its 2022-23 Academic Scholarship to Paige Hickman, a Ph.D. student at University of Idaho, studying plant-parasitic nematodes, insect pests, and diseases of potato.

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