Centennial State a Top Producer of U.S. Potatoes
We are excited and pleased to partner with the Colorado State University Potato Program, headquartered in the San Luis Valley, to deliver critical potato performance data to Colorado potato growers. The Colorado potato industry now has convenient, round-the-clock access to potato variety performance data in a dynamic, customizable online data platform available at https://csupotato.medius.re/. More than 900 variety records across specialty, chipping, and processing sectors dating back to 2018 are now available to access.
The potato variety trial data generated through Colorado’s premier agricultural research institution and the state’s only land-grant university is essential to growers throughout the state, southwest region, and nationally. The U.S. potato industry has a strong, multi-tiered variety development and testing program and we are excited to be partnered with CSU, who is a key contributor to that integrated variety development network. We are proud to be closely partnered with CSU and Colorado Potatoes.
Brad Halladay, Medius Ag Founder and President
Colorado is consistently a top ten producer of potatoes in the U.S. In 2021, the state produced 21.5 million hundredweight (cwt) of potatoes valued at $245 million, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. A “cwt” is equal to 100 pounds and is the standard industry unit of production volume. Although Medius Ag is now used in more than 20 states and a dozen different crops, the company got its start seven years ago in the U.S. potato industry managing national potato variety trial data from coast to coast in partnership with Potatoes USA, the federal U.S. potato promotion body. Today, over 57,000 public potato variety records are available through Medius.Re.
As with all Medius.Re platforms, users of https://csupotato.medius.re/ are encouraged to set up a personal account profile. Doing so will enable them to create customized settings that can be saved and used on subsequent visits to the website. To register, go to https://csupotato.medius.re/signup. To stay on top of regular system updates and enhanced features, be sure to follow Medius Ag through our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
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Medius Ag is a privately held software company providing practical and tested solutions to the agricultural industry. It is affiliated with E.K. Bare & Sons, Inc. Founded in 1948, E.K. Bare is a wholesale chipping potato supplier servicing potato chip processors in the eastern United States. It is in its fourth generation of family management.