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Potato News from Idaho

Lamb Weston Announces changes of its Board of Directors
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced today the appointments of Andre J. Hawaux, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc., and Hala G. Moddelmog, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, to its Board of Directors, effective July 19, 2017.
Potato Processor Lamb Weston Reports FQ4 and Full Year 2017 Results
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LW) has announced its fourth quarter and full year 2017 results, and provided its outlook for fiscal year 2018.
Boise Researchers plan to develop an 'extremely low cost' sensor to detect rot in potato storage
Research of Boise State University plan to develop a wireless sensor network that would be able to detect temperature, humidity levels, carbon dioxide and ammonia levels in real time, to help with early detection of rot in stored potatoes.
University of Idaho reports light potato psyllid pressure
Pressure from the tiny, winged insects that spread zebra chip disease in potatoes has been light in Idaho this season, emboldening some Idaho farmers to scale back on their pesticide programs.
Matthew Brigotti joins Idaho Potato Commission as Foodservice Promotion Director North-East / Midwest
On June 15, 2017, Matt Brigotti joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) foodservice marketing team as Foodservice Promotions Director for the Northeast and Midwest, based in Richfield, Ohio
New Russet varieties - Castle Russet and Echo Russet will help US potato industry meet more stringent regulation
Two recently released new Russet varieties - Castle Russet and Echo Russet - should help the potato industry in the Pacific Northwest cope with more stringent regulations on soil fumigants
Lamb Weston launches 'Grown in Idaho' branded frozen fries and potato products
Lamb Weston introduced Grown In Idaho, a new brand of frozen fries and potato products cut with skin-on from 100 percent real Idaho potatoes.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Northwest Potato Research Consortium has awarded grants for 37 regional potato projects
The Northwest Potato Research Consortium recently approved a combined $1.5 million in grant funding to 37 research projects.
Idaho Universities receive Grant to investigate Humigator in Potato Storage
A partnership between Idaho State University and Boise State University has been awarded an Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) grant to research the application of the Humigator in potato storage.
McCain Foods USA plans USD 200 million expansion of Burley Idaho French Fry plant
McCain Foods USA has announced it will invest more than USD 200 million into expanding its Burley, Idaho potato processing plant, creating 180 jobs and increasing potato production throughout the state.