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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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10/16/2014 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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10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
As the CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi has more than a few things on her mind. The company's products are sold in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe - and the business pressure is intense. During a wide ranging discussing earlier this year, Nooyi talked about her mission as PepsiCo's leader, the mantle she carries as a role model, and the relentlessness of Wall Street's financial demands. Already sixty-six billion dollars in revenue, Pepsico faces growth demands from investors at four to six percent a year.

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10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Research published this week in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition demonstrates that people can eat potatoes and still lose weight. The study, a collaborative effort between the University of California at Davis and the Illinois Institute of Technology, sought to gain a better understanding of the role of calorie reduction and the glycemic index in weight loss when potatoes are included in the diet.

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10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Red River Valley potato growers say they will have a crop with good color, good quality, a variety of sizes and plenty of volume. The question is, what will they get in return for their product? The Red River Valley has long held a niche in the potato market, producing a spud crop that is more than 90% red potatoes. But more and more reds are being produced in other growing areas around the country. "There are more areas throughout the year growing colored potatoes," said Paul Dolan, president of Associated Growers Inc., Grand Forks, N.D. "The East Coast, even in the Midwest, there are little pockets popping up where people are growing colored potatoes."

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10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
The diet food industry's solution to the spread of obesity has been to reduce the calories in processed foods on the theory that the same volume of food will satisfy your appetite regardless of nutrient content. They had great hopes especially for the idea of low-fat potato chips as a weight loss aid. But it turns out that the artificial fat substitutes used in low-fat foods may actually lead to weight gain and obesity. Researchers at Purdue University conducted a study using laboratory rats fed either a high-fat diet or a low-fat diet.

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10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
McDonald's serves the best french fries in the nation, followed by Burger King and Five guys, according to a new survey from the research firm YouGov. McDonald's also won first place for best breakfast out of 30 fast food chains, the poll found. But Chick-fil-A takes the crown for best fast food chain overall, followed by Arby's, Burger King, and Chipotle, respectively, the survey found. Most Americans say Subway is the healthiest chain, while New Yorkers say Chipotle is the healthiest.

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10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Depending on crop tolerance, a killing frost can result from canopy temperatures dropping 2-5 degrees below freezing for 5-10 minutes, or from a sustained temperature 31.5-32 degrees Fahrenheit lasting 3-5 hours. Read more on freeze damage in vegetables from this MSU Extension article.

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