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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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House Committee supports white potatoes for WIC
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee recently rejected a proposal to restrict benefits under the sugar program as part of a much larger bill to fund the government that was dominated by school meal issues.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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