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Potato Facts

Just some facts and statistics for you, about the MARVELOUS POTATO! 300,000 acres of Idaho potatoes, and 165,000 acres of Washington potatoes, are harvested each year Approximately 6% are niche varieties such as golds, reds, fingerlings and more The average … Continue reading

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Farmer Profile – T & J Farms

This month our featured farming family grows Idaho’s famous potatoes.  I know Dustin from when we attended The College of Idaho together. Teresa & Jerome are the owners of T&J Farm; they farm with their sons Dustin & Derek.  Teresa … Continue reading

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New GMO Potato Introduced!

Last week, a new GMO potato hit the market. The potato variety, named Innate, was developed by the J.R. Simplot company of Idaho. The potato was developed over a decade of research, and has some great qualities that both farmers … Continue reading

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Now That’s a Sack…of Potatoes

We read this interesting little article in the October 10, 2014 issue of The Capital Press, and though you all would find it interesting, as well. BiologiQ, a wonderful research and development company in Idaho Falls, ID, has developed a … Continue reading

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Farmer Update, From Ed Schneider

You may remember Farmer Ed… he is the brave soul who agreed to be interviewed a whole year ago, when we first began Kiss My Tractor, and as a result, gave us our very first Farmer Profile.  Ed lives in … Continue reading

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Straight From the Farmer’s Mouth

Here is another great video produced by the Washington Potato Commission featuring WA potato farmers. This video stars Farmer Jared Balcom of Balcom & Moe of Pasco, WA. He’s talking to us about the widespread impact that that generations of … Continue reading

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Straight From the Farmer’s Mouth

Farmer Ed Schneider let us know about a good series of videos produced by the Washington Potato Commission that feature potato farmers!  This video stars farmer Nick Johnson of Johnson Agriprises in Othello, WA. Nick is talking to us about … Continue reading

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Update from Farmer Ed Schneider!

Hello everyone! Farmer Ed Schneider has sent us a new video! He is sending us videos of the same potato field every few months to show us the process from beginning to end. You can see his other videos here … Continue reading

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Springtime at Schneider Farms

Hello Everyone! Farmer Ed Schneider has sent us some updates and a new video from his farm in Pasco, Washington. We love hearing about what is happening on the farms, and hope you enjoy this little update, too! From Ed: … Continue reading

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How to Plant Potatoes!

Another video from Farmer Ed Schneider of potato planting! Turn your sound on to hear a narrative of how it works!

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