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Potato News from Idaho

Idahoan Signature Russets Mashed Potatoes Make Weekday Meals Taste Like Sunday Dinner
Idahoan Foods introduces its proprietary processing method to the unflavored mashed potato category with the launch of new Idahoan Signature Russets Mashed Potatoes.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Idaho Potato Commission Announces Changes in Leadership
The Idaho Potato Commission recently appointed Ritchey Toevs of Toevs Farm as Chairman and Lynn Wilcox of Wilcox, Floyd & Sons as Vice Chairman.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Fire damages, but does not destroy potato processing plant Idaho Supreme Potatoes
Idaho Supreme Potatoes, Inc. - a manufacturer of dehydrated potato flakes - sustained some significant damage in a fire last week
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Dr. Potato Is Always On Call For Idaho Potato Questions
When reviewing the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) website analytics for the past year (August 2015-August 2016), IPC staff wasn’t surprised to find that Dr. Potato (alias Don Odiorne, Vice President-Foodservice) had garnered 959,328 page views, nearly 50% of all www.idahopotato.com views.
University of Idaho to partner with the International Potato Center (CIP) in Peru
The University of Idaho is negotiating a partnership with the International Potato Center in Lima, Peru, involving the sharing of scientific expertise and providing UI’s potato program better access to a vast gene bank.
United States Potato Stocks Down 7 Percent From June 2015
In the United States, the 13 major potato producing states held 52.2 million cwt of potatoes in storage June 1, 2016, down 7 percent from June 1, 2015.
University of Idaho leads major research effort to reduce the threat of nematodes
The University of Idaho is leading a $3.2 million project to combat microscopic worms (nematodes) that threaten potato production.
Potato Processor Dickinson Frozen Food fined 273 K for Major Health and Safety violations related to Ammonia Leak.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found an Idaho frozen food manufacturer failed to safeguard employees and was unprepared to respond to a potentially lethal release of 1,300 lbs. of anhydrous ammonia on Dec. 1, 2015.
Vanmark Boise Names Kris Hearst as General Manager
Vanmark Equipment has announced that Kris Hearst has been promoted to General Manager of the Vanmark Boise operation.
Idaho Potato Processing Contracts will make a minimum three-year rotation mandatory
Sources say the 2016 Southern Idaho Potato Cooperative contract will include new language mandating a minimum of two years of alternate crops between potatoes.