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Potato News from Washington

Environmentally friendly farming practices used by nearly 33% of world’s farms
Nearly one-third of the world’s farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices, while continuing to be productive (sustainable intensification), according to a global assessment by 17 scientists in five countries.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Key Technology Celebrates 70 Years of Innovation
Key Technology is celebrating their 70th anniversary. Since introducing their first automated food processing system in 1948, Key has grown to become a global leader based on the principles of innovation, reliability and superior customer service.
Washington potato growers struggling to keep up with demand
The Washington State Potato Commission, headquartered in Moses Lake, Washington, has been pleasantly surprised by the weather and its impact on this year’s potato crop in the state.
Key Technology Appoints Bret Larreau as Director of Latin America and Asia Sales
Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the promotion of Bret Larreau to the position of Director of Latin America and Asia Sales.
Key Technology adds Sort-to-Grade for potato strips to Veryx Sorters
Key Technology introduces VERYX® digital sorters equipped with their patented Sort-to-Grade™ software for both wet and frozen potato strips.
West Australian Potato Industry supported by State government
West Australia’s struggling potato industry is poised for recovery after the State Government chipped in nearly $750,000 (USD 580,000) towards expanding processing and exports.
Key Technology presents Vibratory Conveyor for Integration with Metal Detector
Key Technology presents a specialized Iso-Flo® vibratory conveyor designed specifically for integration with a metal detector to inspect bulk foods on processing and packaging distribution lines.
CSS Farms select RPE as marketing partner for its subsidiary Agri-Pack
CSS Farms, a producer of specialty potatoes and potatoes for the production of potato chips, has selected RPE as exclusive marketing partmner for its Washington subsidiary Agri-Pack.
Key Technology Appoints Ray Kramer as Senior Director of North America Sales
Key Technology announces the appointment of Ray Kramer to the position of Senior Director of North America Sales.
Walla Walla county approves rezoning requests J.R. Simplot to enable the construction of a new potato processing plant
Re-zoning requests related to the construction of a new Potato Processing Plant by J.R. Simplot in the west side of Walla Walla county (Washington, United States) have been approved, enabling Simplot to move forward.