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Potato News from Idaho

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.
Spudnik Equipment acquires STC Trailers
Spudnik Equipment Company has reached an agreement to buy STC Trailers, according to a recent press release. Terms were not disclosed. Both companies are headquartered in Blackfoot, Idaho. The acquisition will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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.