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Potato News from Idaho

Hot potato: the J.R. Simplot and McCain Foods patent fight
J.R. Simplot and McCain Foods have spent the last few years battling in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho over issues related to – unsurprisingly – potatoes, with each party asserting a design patent related to a spiraled potato.
Potato plants at highest risk of potato virus Y infection during first three weeks
Potato virus Y is the most economically important and devastating aphid-transmitted virus, affecting both tuber yield and quality. The virus is also a major cause of seed potato degeneration, which leads to regular flushing out of seed potatoes.
Lamb Weston Introduces Seasoned Seashore-Style Flats - a home-style, skin-on, crispy fry
Thin cut, crispy, crunchy, and craveable french fry…Introducing Lamb Weston’s Seashore-Style® Flats – perfectly seasoned with black pepper, garlic, and sea salt.
Idaho Potato Conference to include technology training
Understanding soil health is a central theme of the 52nd annual Idaho Potato Conference and Trade Show, scheduled for Jan. 22-23 at Idaho State University’s Pond Student Union Building.
Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2020 Results
Last week Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) published its fiscal Second Quarter 2020 results. Highlights: Net sales increased 12% to $1,019 million, Income from operations increased 11% to $194 million, Net income increased 18% to $140 million...
Wada Farms organic potato program continues to grow
With demand for organically-grown produce continuing to increase, Wada Farm Marketing Group LLC in Idaho Falls, ID, made a commitment several years ago to greatly expand its organic offerings across all of its product lines.
Simplot strengthens agricultural retail presence with acquisition of Pinnacle Agriculture
The combined complementary footprint of Simplot Grower Solutions and Pinnacle stores will grow to more than 200 locations across North America.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
New potato product in foodservice: Lamb Weston Waffled Hash Browns
Lamb Weston is introducing Waffled Hash Browns to foodservice operators. This new potato product is made with real Idaho shredded potatoes and can be baked or fried
South Korea approves Colorado, Montana seed potatoes for chipping
As of November 12, 2019 seed potatoes from Montana and Colorado can be used in the Pacific Northwest chipping and tablestock export programs for South Korea.
Potandon to focus on rebranding as the healthy potato company
The focus for Potandon Produce LLC at the New York Produce Show this year will be on the health benefits of potatoes, and particularly of some of Potandon’s proprietary products.