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Potato News from Idaho

Ongoing research in Idaho targets PVY in search of solutions
Ongoing studies at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research & Extension Center seek to help seed potato growers avoid a chronically troublesome disease spread by aphids, called potato virus Y, writes John O’Connell in the Idaho State Journal.
Potato Commission sponsorships drive awareness of brand
The Idaho Potato Commission has found that the best way to communicate that potatoes are part of an active, healthy lifestyle is to show it. Therefore, the IPC sponsors several athletic programs and events that support and encourage folks to be active.
Potato hotel paying dividends for Idaho farmers
Giving away the original 6-ton replica Russet Burbank that once toured the nation on its Great Big Idaho Potato Truck is paying major dividends for the Idaho Potato Commission, according to Frank Muir, president and CEO of the organization.
Idaho potato farmers heading to Taiwan on trade mission
A team of fresh Idaho potato shippers will soon head to Taiwan to develop new business relationships in the Southeast Asian market.
NewCold Opens $90M High-Tech Cold-Storage Facility in Burley, Idaho
NewCold, a specialist in automated cold storage, announced the opening of its $90 million, 180,000-square-foot facility in Burley, Idaho. French fry maker McCain Foods is NewCold’s largest Idaho customer.
McCain Foods USA Celebrates Grand Opening of Distribution Center in Burley
Monday, McCain Foods USA, a leading supplier of frozen potato products, celebrated the grand opening of its expanded facilities in Burley, Idaho with over 150 attendees including elected officials and grower partners.
Will added North American potato processing capacity lead to increased acreage?
North American potato processors either have or will be bringing at least 1.3 billion pounds of new processing capacity online between October 2018 and December 2019. In Potato Country, Bruce Huffaker of NAPMN discusses the impact.
Rapidly expanding Finger Food manufacturer Frostkrone acquires Rite Stuff Foods
European Frozen Finger Food manufacturer Frostkrone Group announced earlier this month it had completed the acquisition of the Idaho based company Rite Stuff Foods Inc., a manufacturer specialised in the production of potato snacks.
Wilcox Fresh welcomes new Justin Reynolds as new CEO
Potato grower and packer Wilcox Fresh has appointed Justin Reynolds as the company’s new CEO.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Idahoan Mashed Potatoes voted product of the year 2019
Idahoan Foods, LLC announced today that its Idahoan® Family Size Mashed Potatoes has been named Product of the Year for 2019, receiving top honors for the Side Dish Category.