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Potato-Cast

Potato-cast is a Podcast series that shares highlights of the Potatoes USA programs, the potato markets, and more! Whether it’s domestic or international, if you want to know what is happing with U.S. potatoes, you’ll want to tune in. Episodes are released twice a month.

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Season 2 | Episode 10 | November 22, 2022

Thoughts from Potato Growers: A Thanksgiving Special

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, interviews three growers about their favorite ways to stay active and enjoy potatoes over Thanksgiving. Featured Guests: - Kevin Schleicher, Director of Sales at Wysocki Family of Companies. - Wendy Alsum-Dykstra, Chief Operating Officer at Alsum Farms & Produce - Taylor Grant, Chief Operating Officer at GRANT 4-D FARMS, LLC

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Season 2 | Episode 9 | November 17, 2022

Doorway for Potatoes: A Visit from South of The Border

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, interviews Kayla Dome, Global Retail Manager, and Tiffany Thompson, International Marketing Manager, about a recent Reverse Trade Mission with Mexico.

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Season 2 | Episode 8 | November 10, 2022

Potato Education: One Nutrition Translator Sees Opportunity

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, interviews the new Director of Nutrition and Industry Relations, Bonnie Johnson, MS, RD. Cervantes and Johnson discuss the various opportunities for educating those in the nutrition field about ‘quality carbohydrates.’

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Season 2 | Episode 6 | July 13, 2022

John Toaspern Retirement Interview

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes interviews recently retired John Toaspern. John shares his favorite memories, where he hopes to see the industry in the next 5 years, and how he is spending his free time.

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Season 2 | Episode 5 | May 19, 2022

New Spud Lab Update

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes shares how industry members have been utilizing the new Potatoes USA headquarters office in Denver, CO.

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Season 2 | Episode 4 | April 21, 2022

March Potato Highlights

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, shares latest retail sales, potato menu trends, culinary development, and how potatoes are doing internationally.

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Season 2 | Episode 3 | March 31, 2022

Tuber Necrotic Research

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, interviews Alexander Karasev, Professor of Plant Virology at the University of Idaho. Karasev joins Potato-Cast for a discussion on the latest Tuber Necrotic Viruses Research Project and the complex measures that can keep the infection level for potato viruses below the economically significant threshold. The hope is that eventually, growers can start adopting these measures as well.

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Season 2 | Episode 2 | February 17, 2022

Potatoes and Soil Health

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, interviews Carl Rosen, Head of the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota. Rosen joins Potato-Cast for a discussion about a soil health project that was brought to the Potato Research Advisory Committee back in 2018.

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Season 2 | Episode 1 | February 2, 2022

Potatoes in the Media

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, shares recent media highlights about potatoes, retail sales, menu trends and how potatoes are doing internationally.

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Season 1 | Episode 11 | November 16, 2021

September/October 2021 Highlights

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, shares September and October 2021 highlights.

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Season 1 | Episode 10 | September 8, 2021

July 2021 Highlights

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, shares the July and August 2021 highlights.

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Season 1 | Episode 9 | August 26, 2021

Interview with Jaren Raybould

In this episode, Natalia Cervantes interviews Potatoes USA Chairman, Jaren Raybould of St. Anthony, Idaho. Raybould shares insights and his vision for the industry.

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Season 1 | Episode 8 | August 4, 2021

June 2021 Highlights

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, shares the June 2021 highlights.

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Season 1 | Episode 7 | June 30, 2021

May 2021 Highlights

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, shares the May 2021 highlights.

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Season 1 | Episode 6 | May 20, 2021

April 2021 Highlights

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, shares the April 2021 highlights.

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Season | Episode 5 | May 11, 2021

Potatoes at Retail 2021

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, interviews guest Kayla Dome on the latest retail trends.

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Season 1 | Episode 4 | April 6, 2021

March 2021 Highlights

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, shares the recent March 2021 highlights.

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Season 1 | Episode 3 | March 5, 2021

February 2021 Highlights

In this episode, Potatoes USA Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, shares the recent February 2021 highlights.

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Season 1 | Episode 2 | February 2, 2021

January 2021 Highlights with John Toaspern

In this episode, Conversation Architect, Natalia Cervantes, interviews Chief Marketing Officer, John Toaspern who shares the most recent highlights from Potatoes USA.

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Season 1 | Episode 1 | January 8, 2021

John Toaspern’s 2020 Highlights

In our first episode, hear from Potatoes USA Chief Marketing Officer, John Toaspern as he shares what biggest highlights from 2020 to keep in mind as we enter the new year.

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