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Yearly Archives: 2022

Potatoes USA Hosts Mexico Reverse Trade Mission

November 8th, 2022 | Filed under:

Seventeen importers, distributers and retailers from Mexico met with U.S. farmers and shippers By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater Fresh potatoes imported into Mexico. It’s been a long, hard-fought battle to get U.S. fresh potatoes past the 26-kilometer border zone and further into Mexico.…

Interview with Roy Gallenberg

November 8th, 2022 | Filed under:

By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater Roy Gallenberg grew up being a part of the farm, from helping with harvest and driving tractor as a kid, to becoming a partner at the age of 25. In all, Gallenberg Farms, Inc., of Antigo, Wisconsin, has…

Hash Brown Camembert Tartiflette

November 8th, 2022 | Filed under:

Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary A Tartiflette is a hearty potato dish originating from the French Alps. It’s basically a baked gratin of potatoes, onions, wine, and cheese, all drenched in garlic and cream, and baked to perfection. We’ve adapted…

What’s Next in Packaging Innovation?

October 11th, 2022 | Filed under:

Packing houses are dealing with rising inflation, labor shortages and shifts in consumer preferences By Wayne DeCou, sales director, equipment and engineered solutions, Volm Companies Many of us recall the 1980s as the era of excess, but it wasn’t always about big hair or loud…

Interview with Morgan Forbush

October 11th, 2022 | Filed under:

By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater Famous for French fries, appetizers, frozen and chilled prepared potato products, desserts, and more, McCain Foods “celebrates real connections through delicious planet-friendly foods.” Servicing the retail and foodservice industries, the food processor became known for its French fries…

Potato Cornbread

October 11th, 2022 | Filed under:

Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary This month’s recipe is for a slightly sweet, simple cornbread made with potato flakes. With potato replacing flour that is typically used, you can create a gluten-free bread with a softer texture and less crumb…

“Nose Knows Scouting” Uses Trained Dogs to Sniff Out Potato Virus Y

September 8th, 2022 | Filed under:

North Dakota potato breeder brings in speaker who has trained a dog to detect potato virus diseases By Mikkel Pates, Agweek Magazine Reprinted with permission from Mikkel Pates and Agweek Good news: The newest high-tech tool for diagnosing crop disease is also man’s best friend—a…

Interview with Steve Worzella

September 8th, 2022 | Filed under:

By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater Steve Worzella has the advantage of having seen the family potato and vegetable operation, Worzella & Sons, Inc. of Plover, Wisconsin, through the eyes of a child. Having grown up on the farm, he is most proud of…

Hashbrown Pizza Cups

September 8th, 2022 | Filed under:

Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary I hesitate to call this a recipe since I’m not offering you specific measurements. I know that makes some people a little nervous (Hi, Mom!). My hope is that the lack of measurements fills you…

Prescription Crop Nutrition for Red Potatoes

August 11th, 2022 | Filed under:

Growers saw brighter, deeper red skin color, higher quality, and enhanced nutritional value By Dan Peterson, regional agronomist for AgroLiquid In Minnesota, two fresh market red potato growers tested a prescription AgroLiquid supplementation added to their conventional liquid in-furrow fertilizer. For these wholesale growers, an…

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