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Grocery food price increase continues

The grocery bill keeps getting bigger for Americans.

Potato growers ponder COVID-19 pandemic’s fallout

Northwest potato suppliers say they are eager to rev up a major sales engine in their industry — foodservice — as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic passes.

Washington and Oregon potato acreage down, but plenty expected

Potato production in the Northwest was strong in 2019, and the outlook for 2020 looks similar, said Chris Voigt, executive director of the Moses Lake-based Washington State Potato Commission. 

Conversations at United — Brian Klesmith with RPE

Bancroft, Wis.-based RPE discussed at its United Fresh Live! booth products including the American Blend, which features red, white and blue bite-size potatoes in a 24-ounce bag with an American flag graphic.

Potato, tomato pathogen eradicated in greenhouses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 has been eliminated from greenhouses in the U.S.

Produce managers share insights on winning potato displays

Produce managers across the country competed for recognition in the Idaho Potato Commission's annual display contest, and the commission shared some of the winners' insights on their merchandising and sales results.

PHOTOS: Winners of the Idaho Potato Display Contest

The Idaho Potato Commission has announced the winners of its annual display contest, which drew entries from across the country and rewarded produce retail professionals with cash and prizes worth more than $150,000.

USDA takes more comments on potato pest regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reopened a public comment period on changes to regulations of pale cyst nematode-infested areas.

Eagle Eye storage tech investments prolong red potato season

Eagle Eye Produce, Idaho Falls, Idaho, continues to ship Idaho-grown red potatoes, thanks to investments in storage technology.

Newest FreshFacts report puts sales in COVID-19 context

The United Fresh Produce Association examines in its latest FreshFacts on Retail report how COVID-19 has affected first-quarter produce sales.