Eye on Potatoes: A Podcast on All Things Potatoes

Focusing on the Future by Investing in Agronomy Research

July 17, 2020 Eye on Potatoes Season 1 Episode 15
Eye on Potatoes: A Podcast on All Things Potatoes
Focusing on the Future by Investing in Agronomy Research
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Eye on Potatoes: A Podcast on All Things Potatoes
Focusing on the Future by Investing in Agronomy Research
Jul 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 15
Eye on Potatoes

Recognizing the need to continue to advance potato production practices, the U.S. potato industry is engaged is a wide spectrum of research encompassing the development of new varieties, soil health, and pest management. At Potato Expo 2020, we sat down with some of the industry's leading researchers and specialists for a discussion on the current research and where future efforts need to focus.

Plus, NPC CEO Kam Quarles calls in to provide an update on USDA's decision to revise the payment rates for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which previously prevented potato growers from receiving equitable access to relief funds.

Guests:

  • Kerwin Bradley, Chief Production Officer, Black Gold Farms
  • John Lundeen, Research Director, Potatoes USA
  • Mark Pavek, Associate Professor/Potato Specialist, Washington State University
  • Mike Wenkel, Chief Operating Officer, National Potato Council  
Show Notes

Recognizing the need to continue to advance potato production practices, the U.S. potato industry is engaged is a wide spectrum of research encompassing the development of new varieties, soil health, and pest management. At Potato Expo 2020, we sat down with some of the industry's leading researchers and specialists for a discussion on the current research and where future efforts need to focus.

Plus, NPC CEO Kam Quarles calls in to provide an update on USDA's decision to revise the payment rates for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which previously prevented potato growers from receiving equitable access to relief funds.

Guests:

  • Kerwin Bradley, Chief Production Officer, Black Gold Farms
  • John Lundeen, Research Director, Potatoes USA
  • Mark Pavek, Associate Professor/Potato Specialist, Washington State University
  • Mike Wenkel, Chief Operating Officer, National Potato Council