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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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