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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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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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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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A short season
Dagen raises many crops. But potatoes are his favorite — and potato harvest his busiest, most stressful time of year.
Monday, October, 14, 2013 - Agweek - 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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Offutt suing insurance company over potato case
A prominent North Dakota potato farmer who’s among a group of people accused in an alleged price-fixing scheme is suing his insurance company for failing to cover his defense costs.
Friday, August, 02, 2013 - - News

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Insurance company denies claims by ND potato baron
The group that insures an Idaho potato company said in court documents filed Aug. 23 it should not have to pay the legal bills of a North Dakota man who serves as chairman of the company.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - - 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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Simplot wants approval for 5 biotech potato varieties
This month, tuber processing giant J.R. Simplot Co. asked the U.S. government to approve five varieties of biotech potatoes. They’re engineered not to develop ugly black bruises — McDonald’s, which gets many of its fries from Simplot, rejects those.
Tuesday, May, 14, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Pringles salt and vinegar potato chips recalled because of undeclared milk
Pringles brand salt and vinegar potato chips are being recalled because they contain milk that isn’t declared on the label.
Tuesday, October, 08, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Offutt wants potato price-fixing lawsuit dismissed
Potato farmer, processor and agribusiness man Ronald D. Offutt Jr. of Fargo, N.D., formally has denied wrongdoing in a fresh and process potatoes antitrust lawsuit. He asks that the case be dismissed or that it go to jury trial.
Friday, July, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Offutt key player in lawsuit claiming potato price-fixing
Fargo, N.D., business magnate Ron Offutt, whose meager roots on his family’s Moorhead, Minn., potato farm sprouted into a wildly successful career as the nation’s largest potato producer and dealer of John Deere farm equipment, is being sued by grocers who claim Offutt and others illegally pumped up the price of spuds.
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Forum News Service - 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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Grocers allege potato group pumped up spud prices
A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting shoppers’ pocketbooks, according to a U.S. wholesaler accusing America’s spud farmers of driving up prices while spying on farmers with satellites and aircraft fly-overs to enforce strict limits on how many tubers they can grow.
Friday, June, 14, 2013 - Associated Press - 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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A new specialty spud
A Williston, N.D. area group offers the new MonDak Gold variety.
Monday, November, 04, 2013 - Agweek - News

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The potato farmer
As with all American farmers, the Offutt story starts with the family history in the New World.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Potato price rises, fertilizer falls
The August index for all crops, at 213, decreased 7.4 percent from July and 8.6 percent from August 2012. Index decreases for feed grains and hay and oilseeds more than offset index increases for food grains.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - - Markets

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