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Spuds need rain, late freeze

August 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

INKSTER This spring was so wet that Mitch Jorde, a Cando potato farmer, couldn’t start planting his spuds until June 4. He finished up July 3.
The planting period this year “was almost exactly a month later than normal,” said Jorde, of Jorde Certified Seed. Continue Reading

Grocers say potato group illegally boosted spud prices, spied on farmers

June 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

A U.S. wholesaler accuses 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. Continue Reading

Idaho spud giant bets on biotech potatoes

May 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BOISE, Idaho A dozen years after a customer revolt forced Monsanto to ditch its genetically engineered potato, an Idaho company aims to resurrect high-tech spuds. Continue Reading

ND potato crop down 14 percent in 2011

September 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Agriculture Department says North Dakota’s potato crop dropped 14 percent in 2011 from the previous year. The state’s potato crop totaled 18.9 million hundredweight in 2011. Continue Reading

Fry feed huge, but not record-breaking

September 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The “world’s largest French fry feed” held Thursday night in Grand Forks’ University Park was large, but not quite record-breaking large this year. Continue Reading

Area potatoes, which suffered last year, holding up OK this summer

August 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A year ago at this time, area potato growers were still weeks away from beginning a below-average harvest. This year they’re close to starting what promises to be a good one. Continue Reading

International Crop Expo Wednesday, Thursday at Alerus Center

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The show, created years ago by the combination of smaller annual farm events sponsored by small grain, potato and soybean groups, is expected to attract about 5,000 people and 200 companies with exhibits. Continue Reading

USDA: North Dakota potato crop down 10%

December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The department says that current stocks represent 68 percent of the production, up from 64 percent in 2010 and the same as in 2009. Continue Reading

Red River Valley potato pioneer dies in Maine

November 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Ed Plissey, the first regional agricultural extension potato specialist in the Red River Valley, died last week in Maine. He was 77 when he died Nov. 14 and had recently been diagnosed with leukemia, according to the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association in East Grand Forks. Continue Reading

New russet potato variety could be big for Red River Valley

October 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Will a newly discovered russet potato variety make the Red River Valley a yield contender with the Pacific Northwest? Carl Hoverson of Larimore, N.D., thinks so. As one of the key growers for the Simplot potato processing plant in Grand Forks, he should know. Continue Reading