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January 2022 Issue

The Future of Food is Wild

The International Potato Center uses wild crop relatives to develop a late blight-resistant potato variety Article courtesy of Crop Trust and www.croptrust.org, “Securing our Food, Forever” Potatoes are grown all around the world, and almost everywhere, they are threatened by late blight, a wind-borne disease…

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Interview with Alex Okray

By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater The history of Okray Family Farms parallels that of potato and vegetable growing in Central Wisconsin. In many aspects, the family farming operation has led the way. At 115 years young, the multi-generational grower, packer and shipper of…

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Hash Brown Breakfast Muffins

Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary We’ve been in a bit of a busy season here in the Carter household. Managing shifting schedules, hosting loved ones and traveling for the holidays have been exciting, but also sparked the desire to simplify…

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