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Australia: Humble spud back in flavour

See on Scoop.it – Potato News The 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 au.news.yahoo.com

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US Potato board gets aggressive on health messages

See on Scoop.it – Potato News COLORADO 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[Read More…]

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Idaho growers sign Simplot contract

See on Scoop.it – Potato News Capital 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 www.capitalpress.com

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Canada: Potato processors enter water debate as stakes increase

See on Scoop.it – Potato News The 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[Read More…]

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State commissions combine on potato research

See on Scoop.it – Potato News The 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 www.thegrower.com

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US: Potato Prowess

See on Scoop.it – Potato News Industry organizations invest in promotions and research that get spuds sold. See on www.progressivegrocer.com

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