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US: Seed potatoes – a Montana specialty

According to Alice Pilgeram, an assistant research professor at Montana State University, “In Montana we grow seed potatoes. Most of the potatoes that are grown in Idaho actually start in Montana. There is some seed potato production in Idaho, but all we have in Montana is seed potatoes. We don’t have any table potatoes whatsoever. The vast majority of our mature crop after three years goes to Idaho and Oregon producers, that end up on your table. Why do you not grow table potatoes in Montana? Mostly because we are so isolated. So we can grow very, very clean potatoes.” More

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