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9/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking input from the public and the food industry on the agency's work to redefine the "healthy" nutrient content claim for food labeling. Read more on the claims from this Packer story.

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9/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping schools to offer healthy snacks to children. Moreover, the program has the children encouraging their peers to "try it" and take the healthy eating practices they learned in school, home to their families. Read more on the program from this Fresh Plaza article.

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9/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
U.S. potatoes used for processing in 2015 totaled 280 million hundredweight, down 5 percent from 2014, when the figures reached 293 million hundredweight, according to the USDA's report on potatoes, released in September 2016. Read more on these figures from this Potato Grower article.

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9/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Many people have heard that blueberries are a so-called "superfood," without perhaps understanding why. The blue in the berry is the important factor. Read more on the science behind this blue and its role in the purple potato from this Potato Grower article.

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9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
The director of the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association says it has been a good weather year for the state's potato crop and that prices are stable. Read more on the crop from this Potato Grower article.

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9/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
Read a list of best management practices for Dickeya in 2017 potatoes from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
This Wisconsin Crop Manager article includes a chart of Potato Disease Risk Values, including new totals from September 16.

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9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Sept. 20-22 Center for Growing Talent by PMA High Performance Management Conference included an evening networking event, and challenged attendees to expand their knowledge of their companies, from finances to food safety plans. Read more on the conference from this Packer article.

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9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
About 441 million cwt. of potatoes were produced in the U.S. in the 2015-16 marketing season. That's up slightly from an estimate in January but slightly lower than production in the previous season. Read more on production from this Packer story.

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9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Already faced with expected big losses this year due to rain and hail, potato growers in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota are now having trouble just getting the season started. Read more on the potato woes from this Packer story.

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