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Potato growers have a new market to tap
U.S. fresh potatoes are now allowed into all of Mexico, and the U.S. potato industry plans to expand its marketing efforts there.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND, Minn. potato production falls in 2013
North Dakota and Minnesota produced fewer potatoes in 2013 than 2012, according to new statistics from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Tuesday, September, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mexico releases rule involving US potato exports
A longstanding U.S.-Mexican trade dispute appears to be nearing resolution, and U.S. potato growers soon could be selling more fresh spuds to Mexican consumers.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Potato giant finds fewer pesticides please consumers
Helicopters once buzzed across R.D Offutt’s massive potato farms here, spraying fungicide about every five days. It’s how the potato industry did business, but not anymore.
Tuesday, August, 12, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Potato tour of RRV shows some need moisture
With harvest nearing, an inch or two of rain in the next week could make the difference between a pretty good crop and disappointing one for many area potato growers. “We could really use a 1- to 2-inch general rain to finish off this crop,” said Chuck Gunnerson, president of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, based in East Grand Forks, Minn.
Thursday, August, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mexico now open for US fresh potatoes
Effective today, the Mexican government has implemented its final rule to allow U.S. fresh potatoes to enter all of Mexico. This action is part of a bi-lateral agreement that facilitates trade in fresh potatoes between the two countries.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - - News

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WIC and Mexican trade restrictions still hot topics in potato industry
John Keeling. head of the National Potato Council, spoke Feb. 19 at the annual International Crop Expo at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D. The show, which combines activities sponsored by small grains, potato and soybean groups, is expected to draw 5,000 people and about 175 exhibits.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Feds amend insurance case against ND potato growers
FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002 as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Manitoba spud growers still in talks with Simplot
Keystone Potato Producers Association based in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, has yet to complete negotiations with Simplot Canada II over a contract for 2014 production.
Thursday, May, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Honors for ND potato industry
Two North Dakota growers and a scientist win awards at recent Potato Expo.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Manitoba potato plantings decline
For the second year in a row, Manitoba had the biggest decline in potato planting in all of Canada, Statistics Canada says.
Thursday, July, 17, 2014 - - News

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Grant benefits Mont. potatoes, leads to new website
A new grant will make it easier and more affordable for Montana gardeners to buy disease-free potatoes that got their start in Montana, says Nina Zidack, director of the Montana State University Potato Lab.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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Simplot's Innate GMO potato approved
Twenty years after scientists at North Dakota State University were among the first to conduct genetically modified potato research trials in the U.S., J.R. Simplot Co. has received U.S. Department of Agriculture approval for deregulation of a GMO potato. USDA approved Innate, a potato developed from other potato genes so it produces fewer acrylamides when fried. Anti-GMO groups are pressing for USDA to reverse its Nov. 7 decision. Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected within weeks, according to Simplot.
Thursday, November, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND brothers plead not guilty in potato fraud case
Two North Dakota farmers pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court to felony charges of trying to defraud the U.S. government out of nearly $840,000 by spoiling their own potatoes.
Thursday, February, 27, 2014 - - News

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VIDEO: R.D. Offutt potato warehouse burns near Perham, Minn.
Fire crews battled a large blaze Tuesday night at an R.D. Offutt Co. potato warehouse near Perham, Minn. Ron Offutt says building, potatoes and equipment were destroyed, but nobody was injured.
Wednesday, January, 22, 2014 - - News

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Prosecutors: ND potato farmers spoiled crop, defrauded government for $840,000
Federal prosecutors say two North Dakota brothers and potato farmers defrauded the government out of nearly $840,000 by intentionally ruining their crops to collect insurance payments.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Early damage estimate $4.5 million from Minn. potato warehouse fire
A fire that destroyed an R.D. Offutt Co. potato warehouse last week near Perham caused an estimated $4.5 million in damage, according to Perham Fire Chief Mark Schmidt.
Thursday, January, 30, 2014 - - News

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Red River Valley sees truck driver crunch
The annual crunch for trucks in the northern Red River Valley has intensified in the past several weeks.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2 growers and a scientist win awards at recent Potato Expo
When Carl Hoverson began farming in the 1970s, some farmers still used moldboard plows.“We kept fields super black in those days,” says Hoverson, a Larimore, N.D., farmer. “Now we leave residue to keep the dirt from blowing.”
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven invites the U.S. ag secretary to North Dakota, BLM seeks a wild horse and donkey care facility and Manitoba spud growers talk with Simplot.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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