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12/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Each year the National Restaurant Association (NRA), major grocery store outlets, food magazines, and others offer predictions for the hottest food trends for the upcoming year. Read some of their predictions from this MSU Extension News article.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Soon after their spuds were planted in 2014, some growers in the northeastern United States knew they had a problem. Much of the crop didn't even emerge. Growers were looking at stands of only 40 percent, said Steve Johnson, an Extension crops specialist with the University of Maine. Read more on the new disease that is plaguing potatoes from this Spudman article.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
California tests reveal that over 97 percent of produce sold in markets falls within legal, safe standards for pesticide residue levels. Some imports continue to be found with illegal residue levels. Read more on these findings from this Western Farm Press article.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Despite increasing water, pest and labor issues, Ventura County's crop value grew by 2.87% in 2015 over 2014, according to the 2015 Crop and Livestock Report released by the Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner's Office.

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12/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
The latest potato stocks report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture didn't hold any surprises for those in the industry. Read more on the report from this Packer article.

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12/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
Supermarkets who offer online shopping to their customers report larger online orders than online-only retailers, a new study reveals. Read more on these findings from this Packer article.

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12/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Agreeable weather in most potato growing regions during the current season has left growers optimistic. Read more on the optimism from this Packer article.

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12/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
When it comes to retail and foodservice success, San Luis Valley potato grower-shippers say they need to follow a simple rule: Know the customer. Read more on this rule from this Packer story.

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12/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Potato growers in the Northwest look to successfully meet high demand for potatoes this fall and winter with high yields this season. Read more on the high yields and demand from this Packer story.

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12/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
McCain Foods Limited will expand its production capacity for frozen french fries in North America. This investment is expected to add over 400 million pounds of capacity to the company's current production. Read more on the expansion from this Potato Grower article.

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