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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.
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.
Reading Bakery Systems Promotes Steve Moya to Manager of the RBS Science and Innovation Center

Reading Bakery Systems Promotes Steve Moya to Manager of the RBS Science and Innovation Center

June 19, 2021
Reading Bakery Systems (RBS), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of baked snack production systems, has announced the promotion of Steve Moya to Manager, RBS Science and Innovation Center.
Snack production equipment manufacturer Reading Bakery Systems expands Science and Innovation Center Services

Snack production line manufacturer Reading Bakery Systems expands Science and Innovation Center Services

June 11, 2021
Reading Bakery Systems (RBS), a leading manufacturer of baked snack production systems, announces the expansion of their Science and Innovation Center’s product development and equipment testing capabilities by introducing Virtual Trials and additional hiring.
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.
United Fresh, PMA Name Senior Management Team for New Association

United Fresh, PMA Name Senior Management Team for New Association

June 03, 2021
Future Co-CEOs Cathy Burns of PMA and Tom Stenzel of United Fresh have named seven current association staff leaders as the senior management team for the new combined association to be launched January 1, 2022.
University of Wisconsin Research: Interseeding the potato crop to reduce nitrate leaching

Research: Interseeding the potato crop to reduce nitrate leaching

May 17, 2021
A two-year project funded through the University of Wisconsin-Water Resources Institute is investigating an interseeding cultivation method for potato cropping that shows early promise to reduce nitrate leaching.
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.
PMA and United Fresh to Hold Member Vote

PMA and United Fresh to Hold Member Vote over merger

April 16, 2021
The Boards of Directors of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) will each host a member vote seeking consent in support of the resolution to combine and form a new association serving the global produce and floral industry.
SNAC Members Vote to Extend All Officer Terms by One Year

SNAC Members Vote to Extend All Officer Terms by One Year

April 12, 2021
Board Chairman Rob Sarlls and Associate Executive Council (AEC) President David Read Reelected Along with Fellow Officers and AEC Members.

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