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Potato News from Washington

Key Technology introduces a new medium capacity sorter: the VERYX® B140
Key Technology expands its VERYX® family of digital sorters with the introduction of the VERYX B140, a medium-capacity belt-fed sorter with a 1400-mm wide inspection zone.
Washington Potato Producers To Vote On Marketing Order
Washington potato producers will vote from June 9–23, 2017, on whether to continue the federal marketing order regulating the handling of Irish potatoes grown in Washington.
Key Technology introduces product-specific Veryx Infeed and Collection Conveyors
Key Technology introduces new product-specific infeed and collection conveyors for their new VERYX® digital sorters. Designed to work together with VERYX belt-fed and chute-fed sorters as integrated systems, Key’s vibratory shakers and belt conveyors bring together the company’s expertise in both product handling and sorting.
Discovery of Potato Psyllids in Western Australia a serious blow to the industry
Potato producers in south-west Western Australia say the detection of the potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) is a "serious blow" to their industry. The detection of the psyllid may put national and international exports in jeopardy.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Lamb Weston plans job fair as Richland's additional French Fry line takes shape
As construction advances on Lamb Weston’s new french fry line in Richland, Washington, the US-based potato processing giant is preparing to hire workers.
The future of the grocery store: Amazon Go?
Earlier this month Amazon introduced its new grocery store concept Amazon Go. Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
J.R. Simplot to court to seek control of troubled affiliates
Agribusiness giant J. R. Simplot is seeking receivership over two of its vegetable suppliers, claiming mismanagement of the $400-million-grossing companies threatens 2,000 jobs and could end in bankruptcy without court intervention.
Key Technology Introduces 'The Definitive Guide to Digital Sorting for Food Processors'
Key Technology introduces their new book, 'The Definitive Guide to Digital Sorting for Food Processors'. This 76-page technical report offers an in-depth look at every relevant aspect of digital sorting systems.
Potato White Mold: how it spreads and how it can be managed
The Plant Management Network (PMN) has released a new presentation entitled 'Epidemiology and Management of Potato White Mold' to help growers, consultants and extension agents understand how white mold persists and spreads
Seven US Lamb Weston Facilities Receive ENERGY STAR Certification
Seven of Lamb Weston's thirteen processing facilities in the United States achieved ENERGY STAR® certification from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).