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2/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
The first two decades of NAFTA has had a huge impact on the fresh produce industry, with Americans now consuming twice the fruit and three times the vegetables from Mexico and Canada as they did before 1994. Read more on the results of the report from this Packer article.

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2/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
When it comes to potatoes and sustainability, it's in the bag, for Wada Farms. The potatoes are in the bag and the bag's material includes up to 25 percent potato starch. Read more on the packaging from this Spudman article.

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2/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
US fresh potato shipments for the week ending February 21, 2015 totaled 1.829 million cwt. That is down from 1.871 million cwt shipped cwt during the same period, in 2014. Read more on shipments and markets from this commentary by Bruce Huffaker.

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2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Potatoes are an essential food for humans and now two new varieties produced by the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development have been added to the Registry of Commercial Varieties. Read more on the varieties from this Potato Grower article.

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2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Media coverage of the Environmental Working Group's annual "Dirty Dozen" list of produce to avoid because of pesticide residues has become much more balanced over the last five years, according to a study from the Alliance for Food and Farming. Read more on these findings from this Packer story.

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2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Kate Suletzki, the blogger of A Cup of Sugar, a Pinch of Salt, won Food52's Best Potato Recipe 2.0 Contest. The contest ran in partnership with the Idaho Potato Commission. Find out more on the winner from this Packer story.

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2/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Columbia Basin potato processors slowed down during the West Coast port impasse, making fewer potatoes into french fries, hash browns and other potato products shipped around the world. Read more on the slow down from this Potato Grower article.

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2/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
West Virginia State Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick is on a mission to create jobs by convincing West Virginian landowners to produce potatoes-lots of potatoes. Read more on the mission from this Potato Grower article.

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2/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
American potato growers have fought and won what one industry leader calls "a long, lonely battle" to restore the vegetable to the approved list for the government's Women, Infants and Children program. Read more on the win from this Potato Grower article.

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2/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Fall potato production in the U.S. and Canada in 2014 was up 2 percent from the year before. Read more on fall potato production from this Potato Grower article.

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