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10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
As university experts, market specialists and industry professionals combed through more than 55,000 new potato varieties this week, some company and grower representatives had a chance to put in their two bits for the more unique spuds in the field. Read more on the trials from this Potato Grower article.

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10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
U.S. frozen potato products have been consolidating their presence in Mexico's retail chains over the past few years, thanks to efforts by the United States Potato Board (USPB) to develop this market sector. Read more on the efforts from this Potato Grower article.

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10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Read about how a Dutch team is pioneering the development of crops fed by sea water from this Potato Grower article.

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10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Calling the industry to counter child obesity trends and help their business by participating in the Eat Brighter! initiative, Bryan Silbermann and Cathy Burns teamed up to give the 2014 State of the Industry address at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit. Read more on the address from this Packer article.

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10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
The Idaho Potato Commission has a few tricks to help consumers keep eating the treat of Idaho potatoes for the coming Halloween. Read more on the tricks from this Packer article.

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10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) and Food and Nutrition Service are sponsoring a 32-month project at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to re-examine the WIC food package. Read more on the study from this Potato Grower article.

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10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
New research from the Alliance for Potato Research & Education (APRE) has found that by contributing approximately 7 percent of dietary fiber to the U.S. food supply, white potatoes are an importance source of this nutrient for Americans. Read more on these findings from this Potato Grower article.

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10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Wet weather continues to plague the Michigan chip potato harvest. Between 30%-35% of the central Michigan storage crop remains to be harvested. Read more on the markets from Bruce Huffaker in this weekly report.

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10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Since the brand's launch in 2010, Tasteful Selections has reinvented the potato category by taking traditional comfort food and reimagining it. Tasteful Selections potatoes are evenly sized for consistent cook times, have unique flavor and create a superior culinary experience. In just five years' time, the specialty potato brand has grown so much that it needed to expand from its original location to a bigger facility, also in Bakersfield, California. The new Tasteful Selections facility is expected to open around the end of November, just in time to handle the holiday rush and increased volume.

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10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
In this month's blog on the Alliance for Potato Research and Eduction (APRE) web site, US nationally recognized food and nutrition expert and APRE nutrition communicator Robin Flipse, follows up on an earlier post regarding potato nutrition. With the potato harvest under way, she writes, this seems like a good time to revisit the misperceptions about potatoes in order to move beyond the myths. One of the myths that she tackles is the conception that adding toppings to baked potatoes make them too high in fat and calories. Another is that fresh potatoes spoil too easy and must be thrown away. Flipse also covers is that most cooking methods destroy the nutrients in potatoes.

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