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MountainKing shipping record amounts of Butter Russets

MountainKing has ramped up production of Butter Russets, and expects to ship record amount of its top-selling gourmet variety.

Almonds supplant grapes as 2019 top Kern County, Calif., crop

The values of Kern County’s top two crops in 2019 switched, with the almond crop higher than the value of its grape crop for the first time since 2011.

Side Delights caters to families staying close to home over holidays

Side Delights has meal solutions for families who choose not to travel during the holiday season.

Hurricane Laura extends CFAP payments in Texas, Louisiana

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended application deadlines for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for farmers and ranchers in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Laura.

National Potato Council reschedules annual meeting to D.C. Fly-In

The National Potato Council, whose annual meeting is usually in connection with the Potato Expo in January, is scheduled the meeting to coincide with the group’s Potato D.C. Fly-In in February.

Washington potato losses top $1 billion, according to study

Total losses from the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on the Washington State’s potato industry is estimated to top $1 billion, according to a study by Washington State University.

Cindy Adkins joins MountainKing to market Colorado fingerlings

Cindy Adkins, who marketed organic fingerling potatoes in Colorado’s San Luis Valley for 22 years, is now a sales representative for MountainKing Potatoes, Houston.

Tasteful Selections debuts online tool to find its products

Tasteful Selections continues its year-long 10th-anniversary celebration with an addition to its website, a tool to find where to buy the company’s bite-size potato products.

Consumer Reports releases produce ratings based on pesticide residue

Consumer Reports has published a list that rates dozens of fresh produce items based on pesticide residue. The ratings use the same EPA reports that the EWG uses for its annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” lists.

RPE’s new red potato a ‘stunner’

A new potato variety from RPE Inc., Bancroft, Wis., will be arriving at retailers this fall.