OSU grant: Keep potatoes from spoiling

By Oregon Family Farm Association,

Oregon State University has received $2 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study ways to keep organic potatoes from spoiling, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting’s KLCC. The Pacific Northwest has a $2.2 billion potato industry, and nationwide, organic food sales topped $60 billion in 2022 and the market continues to grow. OSU College of Agricultural Sciences researchers are tasked with figuring out how to prevent stored spuds from rotting without using chemicals.

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