As harvest begins in earnest around the country, we check in with Bob Mattive, partner at Worley Family Farms in Monte Vista, Colorado, for an update on the 2022 potato crop in the San Luis Valley and some history of his family-owned operation.
In addition, as Vice President of the Environmental Affairs Committee for the National Potato Council, Bob shares his feedback on the recent farm tour for staff of the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. Hosted by the National Potato Council in cooperation with the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, the tour helped participants gain a better understanding of the pest challenges faced by potato growers across the nation in growing and delivering potatoes to market.
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