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USDA to Approve Simplot's Genetically Engineered Potato

posted on August 28, 2015 at 4:14 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world. Full Story

Feds accuse 2 brothers of purposely spoiling spuds

posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Two brothers who operated a North Dakota potato farm are accused in federal court of intentionally spoiling potatoes after the 2006 harvest in order to collect disaster payments. Full Story

Oregon Drone Mission: Keeping Spuds Happy

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:48 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration recently authorized the use of drones to fly over Oregon State University potato fields to search for unhealthy plants. Full Story

Idaho Spud Giant Bets On Biotech Potatoes

posted on May 17, 2013 at 12:51 PM

The new potatoes could help growers earn more money with less wastage from bruising and are designed to produce acrylamide levels so low they skirt California's strict, voter-mandated cancer labels on french fries and potato chips. . Full Story

French fry may gain spot back on school plate

posted on October 21, 2011 at 4:43 PM

The Senate threw its support behind the potato Tuesday, voting to block an Obama administration proposal to limit the vegetable on school lunch lines. Full Story

Alaska University Sees Green in Golden Potato

posted on October 7, 2011 at 2:01 PM

TRAPPER CREEK, Alaska (AP) — Golden birch trees marked the edge of Greg Kalal's fields, but the dentist-turned-farmer was more interested in hues beneath the soil on his land south of Mount McKinley. Among the thousands of colorful potatoes... Full Story

Lawmakers Defend French Fries as USDA Limits Spuds

posted on May 20, 2011 at 2:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Often maligned, the french fry is fighting back. Full Story

Innovative Campaign puts a Face on the Farmer

posted on December 30, 2010 at 10:12 AM

Innovative Campaign puts a Face on the Farmer
New York City might not be the place one would expect to find farmers. But a recent campaign to highlight the nation's potato producers put them smack in Times Square. Full Story

Feds Consider Limiting Potatoes Offered to Kids

posted on October 22, 2010 at 2:10 PM

GLEED, Wash (AP) — Potato growers are fighting back against efforts to ban or limit potatoes in federal child nutrition programs, arguing the tuber is loaded with potassium and vitamin C and shouldn't be considered junk food. Full Story

Market to Market (October 1, 2010)

posted on October 1, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Market to Market (October 1, 2010)
Full Program: In Washington, farm laborers employ a high-profile comedian to make their case. At the pump, new research reveals older cars and alternative fuels really can mix. And in the city, a snack food company uses an innovative campaign to put a face... Full Story

A Blueprint for Potatoes

posted on October 2, 2009 at 8:10 PM

A Blueprint for Potatoes
First cultivated in South America about 7,000 years ago, the potato is now grown on every continent but Antarctica. Full Story

Idaho Potato Growers Expect Bountiful Harvest

posted on October 10, 2008 at 8:10 PM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Aided by favorable summer growing conditions, Idaho potato farmers expect to harvest more than 11 billion pounds of spuds by the end of the month, according to Idaho Potato Commission estimates. Full Story

Another SE Idaho Field Infected With Microscopic Potato Pest

posted on December 7, 2007 at 8:12 PM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials say they have found another field in southeastern Idaho that's infected with a microscopic wormlike pest that attacks potato plants. Full Story

Potato Farmers Adapt to New Food-safety Requirements

posted on September 28, 2007 at 8:09 PM

MANDAN, N.D (AP) - As potato farmers harvest this year's crop, many in Maine and other states are being held for the first time to guidelines aimed at preventing a food-safety scare similar to the deadly E coli outbreak in spinach last year. Full Story

For First Time in Decades, Cuba to Purchase Seed Potatoes from U.S. Growers

posted on August 3, 2007 at 8:08 PM

BISMARCK (AP) - North Dakota will ship 100 tons of seed potatoes to Cuba, marking the first time the communist country has bought U.S seed potatoes in decades. Full Story
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