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A P R I L 2 0 1 6 POTATO GROWER 3 April 2016 81 246 CONTENTS 4 NPPGA Marketing Message 6 Potatoes USA Message 8 NPC Message 10 North Dakota State Seeds Willem Schrage Retires 12 Andys Advice Is It Glypho- sate Or Something Else 16 Lonnie Spokely Becomes New NPPGA Chairman 17 Growers Stand Up For Potatoes On Capitol Hill 18 2015 Larimore Processing Potato Trials 24 NPPGA Hosts 2016 PILI On the cover This is a picture of NDSU research plots at Hoverson Farms from 2015. You can read about results from some of these trials on page 18. Photo courtesy of Asunta Susie Thompson Publisher Northern Plains Potato Growers Assn. General Manager Todd Phelps NPPGA Staff President Chuck Gunnerson Finance and Operations Director Diane Peycke Marketing and Communications Director Ted Kreis NPPGA Executive Committee Chair Lonnier Spokely Vice Chair Greg Campbell SecretaryTreasurer Eric Halverson ND Council Representative Greg Campbell MN Council Representative Justin Dagen Potato Associate Representative Todd Phelps Past Chair Don Suda Valley Potato Grower is published 8 times annually at P.O. Box 301 East Grand Forks MN 56721. Telephone 218 773- SPUD. Fax 218 773-6227. E-mail Subscription no charge in U.S. Canada 401-year Foreign 601-year. Advertising call 218 773-SPUD. Editor welcomes manuscripts and pictures but accepts no responsibility for lost materials. Reproduction in whole or in part of materials in this issue without permission is prohibited. Copyright 2016 Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. All rights reserved. Please Come Enjoy Potato Golf Open 2016 and Potato Associate Day Thursday July 21st Hill Crest Golf Course Park River N.D. Questions Contact the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. 218-773-3633 All involved in the potato industry are welcome