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2014 USPB grower survey results: ‘Support now stronger than ever’

See on – Potato NewsComing out of the January 2005 Grower Survey, 73% of U.S. potato growers rated the job being done by the United States Potato Board (USPB) as “excellent or good.” By many standards that level of support for an industry organization is very strong.See on You are unauthorized to view this page. Username Password Remember[Read More…]

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Canada: P.E.I. Potato Board heralds environmental record

See on – Potato NewsThe P.E.I. Potato Board says it’s time for the public to move past the history and look at what today’s potato growers are doing to protect the environment. Gary Linkletter, chairman of the P.E.I. Potato Board, emphasizes that “potato farmers of today have learned a lot from past challenges and are making tangible changes in[Read[Read More…]

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USPB Surveys Growers With Positive Results –

See on – Potato NewsEvery five years the United States Potato Board survey growers about their perceptions of the board and their policies. Using the USPB data base a representative sample of the all potato growers in the United States were surveyed to determine trends in five areas. David Fraser, USPB Vice President Industry Communications and Policy, shares the 2014[Read[Read More…]

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Australia: Humble spud back in flavour

See on – Potato NewsThe humble spud is regaining ground on the back of a marketing blitz launched after it fell out of favour with Western Australian households.Potato Marketing Corporation executives took action to stop the rot after home consumption in WA plunged by 20 per cent from 2002 to the start of last year.See on You are unauthorized[Read More…]

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US Potato board gets aggressive on health messages

See on – Potato NewsCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The U.S. Potato Board isn’t shy about raising the topic: Are potatoes a fattening worthless starch with empty calories That question is displayed prominently on the group’s website, and while the site demonstrates why that’s far from the truth, the board continues to fight that perception. It’s one of the main[Read[Read More…]

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Idaho growers sign Simplot contract

See on – Potato NewsCapital Press. J.R. Simplot Co. growers represented by Southern Idaho Potato Cooperative have reached a contract that reduces their payments by about 2 percent..See on You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Canada: Potato processors enter water debate as stakes increase

See on – Potato NewsThe Guardian CharlottetownThe stakes are being raised in the divisive debate on deep-water wells for supplemental irrigation of potatoes on Prince Edward Island. Now, it’s about processing contracts, the ability of growers to fulfil those contracts and the future of our two major french fry processors. Last week, the spectre of Cavendish Farms or McCains[Read[Read More…]

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State commissions combine on potato research

See on – Potato NewsThe Washington, Oregon and Idaho potato commissions have joined to share funding for research projects. Chris Voigt, executive director, Washington State Potato Commission, Moses Lake, said the collaboration came about because federal and state funding for agriculture research is becoming scarcer.See on You are unauthorized to view this page.

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US: Nutrition education ranks as top priority for potato growers, associations

See on – Potato News The nutrition message for potatoes is still a strong focus for promotions. Growers and associations have both placed nutrition education at the top of their priority lists. (Nutrition education ranks as top priority for potato growers, ass.See on You are unauthorized to view this page.

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US: Potato Prowess

See on – Potato News Industry organizations invest in promotions and research that get spuds sold. See on You are unauthorized to view this page.

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