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Potato News from Washington

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.
Key Technology Introduces High Capacity VERYX® B210 Digital Sorter
Key Technology introduces the highest capacity digital sorter in the food processing industry – the new VERYX® B210.
Washington Potato Company fined $100,000 for employment status discrimination
A potato processing company in Pasco, Washington has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a Department of Justice investigation into whether it discriminated against immigrants when it ordered workers to verify their employment authorization in violation of federal law.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Lamb Weston Opens Expanded Potato Processing Plant in Richland, Washington
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. joined with community and civic leaders today to celebrate the completed expansion of its operations in Richland, Washington.
Key Technology Introduces New Enhancements to its Vibratory Conveyors
Key Technology introduces new features that enhance their vibratory conveyors – Iso-Flo®, Impulse®, Horizon™ and Marathon – for food processing and packaging lines.
Amazon and Whole Foods Market announce immediate changes as acquisition closes this Monday
Amazon and Whole Foods Market today announced that Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market will close on Monday August 28, 2017 and a number of changes will be implemented right away.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Packaging and Equipment Supplier Volm Opens New Pasco Facility
Volm Companies, Inc., an industry leader in providing the highest quality packaging and equipment solutions to the fresh produce industry, has opened their new 90,000 square foot facility located in Pasco, Washington.
Washington Potato Industry Votes To Continue Marketing Order
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that potato producers in Washington voted to continue their federal marketing order program.