Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32July/August 2016 • 81, 248 CONTENTS 3 NDSU Potato Blightline 4 NPPGA Marketing Message 6 USPB Message 8 NPC Message 10 NPPGA Current Member Grower Listing 12 Minnesota and North Dakota Potato Research 22 Development of Chip Processing Potato Cultivars in Hoople, North Dakota 28 Stella Halverson and Family Headed To The White House On the cover This is a harvest picture from 2015. (Photo courtesy of Willem Schrage) Northern Plains Potato Growers Association P.O. Box 301 420 Business Highway 2 East Grand Forks, MN 56721 O F F I C I A L P U B L I C A T I O N O F T H E N O R T H E R N P L A I N S P O T A T O G R O W E R S A S S O C I A T I O N Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage P P A A I I D D Fargo, ND Permit No. 152 July/Au gust 2016 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 Secretary/Treasurer 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: vpgsales@nppga.org Subscription: no charge in U.S.; Canada: $40/1-year; Foreign: $60/1-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! J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 2 POTATO GROWER