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Potato News from Idaho

Bear Island Brewing Idaho Potato Ale
Beth Bechtel, co-owner of Bear Island Brewing, came up with the idea for the brewery's best-selling Idaho Potato Ale while serving overseas.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Lamb Weston Holdings pleased with the start of FY 2018
Earlier this week Potato Processor Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its first quarter 2018 results.
Idaho Potato Breeders aim to develop PCN Resistant Russets
A project underway in Aberdeen, Idaho, aims to develop russet potatoes with resistance to pale cyst nematode, while identifying new molecular markers associated with resistance.
Las papas geneticamente modificadas de Simplot siguen aprobandose en el mercado extranjero
La compañía norteamericana Simplot ha obtenido la aprobación para su papa marca Innate en algunos mercados clave, como Japón. Y tiene pendientes otras solicitudes de acceso a mercados extranjeros.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the appointment of Mary Hasenoehrl of Gross Farms, the first female to represent potato growers in the Idaho Potato Commission.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Potato Production United States 2016: USDA-NASS publishes 'Potatoes 2016 (Summary)'
Potato Production United States 2016: the USDA-NASS has just published its most extensive report on last year's potato production: 'Potatoes 2016 (Summary)'
Japan to resume potato Imports from Idaho after 11 years
The Japanese government lifted on Tuesday an import ban on potatoes grown in Idaho, the largest U.S. potato producer, for the first time in 11 years after confirming a lowered risk of pest invasion, sources familiar with the matter said.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Idaho Potato Commission updates industry on its marketing plans
At the annual Idaho Grower Shipper Association convention, Frank Muir, President of the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) revealed the marketing plans for the upcoming year.
Potato growers host farm tour for EPA staffers
The National Potato Council (NPC) led a delegation of 6 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff on a tour of Idaho potato fields during the week of August 14.
Idaho Potato Growers report lower yield in early Norkotah Harvest
Idaho Potato industry officials report yields are down significantly as Western Idaho growers have started with their early harvest of Russet Norkotahs for the fresh market.