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.
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.
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.
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. .
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.
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...
posted on May 20, 2011 at 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Often maligned, the french fry is fighting back.
posted on December 30, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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.
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.
posted on October 1, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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...
posted on October 2, 2009 at 8:10 PM
First cultivated in South America about 7,000 years ago, the potato is now grown on every continent but Antarctica.
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.
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.
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.
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.