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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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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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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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Good news, so far, from NDSU Potato Blightline
The new North Dakota State University Potato Blightline, released June 22, finds no reported cases of late blight in the region. The highly contagious fungus — which caused the disastrous Irish potato famine in the 1840s and can hurt both yields and quality — has been a concern in recent years in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minnesotans protesting potato pesticides turned away from McDonald's meeting
A group of rural Minnesotans hoping to present their concerns about McDonald's use of potato pesticides were denied entrance to the company's shareholder meeting Thursday, they said.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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N.D. potato grower leading national marketing group
Carl Hoverson, a Larimore, N.D., potato grower, was elected 2015 chairman of the U.S. Potato Board at its recent annual meeting. He will spend the next year working to enhance the popularity of potatoes.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growing Together: Potato planting Easter weekend
Did you plant your potatoes on Good Friday? I wish I had a bushel of spuds for every time we’ve heard the question. Are potatoes really best planted then, or is it an old wives’ tale? I never dismiss old wives’ tales because some of the best gardeners are old wives. But let’s think this through.
Saturday, April, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Potato growers sue BNSF
A potato growing cooperative based in Grand Forks, N.D., has sued BNSF Railway over damaged potatoes.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Severity index rises, but no late blight in spuds yet
Severity values for late blight in potatoes are rising in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota, but no cases of the potentially devastating crop disease have been reported yet.
Tuesday, June, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Jury seated in Johnsons spud insurance case
FARGO, N.D. - The federal crop insurance fraud case against Aaron Scott Johnson, his brother Derek Johnson and their Johnson Potato Co. of Northwood, N.D., started Dec. 1 in Fargo, but the first day was entirely taken up by the jury selection process.
Tuesday, December, 02, 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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Court drops appeals to DNR decisions in R.D. Offutt water permit applications
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on June 2 agreed to drop appeals filed by R.D. Offutt against a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources decision requiring extra environmental reports from the potato producer for water permit applications.
Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 - Agweek - 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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Andy Robinson wins national potato honor
Andy Robinson, extension potato agronomist for North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota, has been named Spudman 2015 Emerging Leader. He received the award, sponsored by Bayer CropScience, at the National Potato Council’s recent annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Wednesday, January, 14, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Manitoba spud deal not set for 2015
Potato producers in Manitoba might see a strengthening production picture because of a weaker Canadian dollar, and because of counter-moves to the export interruptions in Seattle this winter.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Potato industry wins on WIC, but more on to-do list
American potato growers have fought and won what one industry leader calls “a long, lonely battle” to restore the vegetable to the approved list for the government’s Women, Infants and Children program.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Jury finds ND potato farmers guilty in crop insurance fraud case
A federal jury in Fargo found Northwood, N.D., potato farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson guilty of all felony counts of crop insurance fraud brought against them.
Friday, December, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Johnson brothers trial underway
Jurors in a federal crop insurance fraud trial in Fargo, N.D., were alerted that they’ll have to make a judgment on the credibility of a former hired hand in a case against farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson of Northwood, N.D.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA seeks comment on prevented-planting policies
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comment by March 30 on recommendations that eventually could lead to changes in its prevented-planting insurance coverage levels. If approved, the changes would cut corn prevented-planting payment levels and increase rates for potatoes and green peas, among other things.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - 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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