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Potato News from Washington

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).
McDonald's accepts additional potato varieties for its fries
In September, McDonald's approved two relatively new potato varieties for the production of their french Fries. They only allow seven varieties now, four of which were developed by the Tri-State Program
Key Technology launches a new mobile-friendly website in German
Key Technology announces the launch of its new mobile-friendly website in German to support its many German-speaking customers.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Potato marketing board deregulation law passed by Parliament Western Australia
Western Australia's Parliament has cleared the way for full deregulation of the state's potato industry, passing legislation to abolish the controversial Potato Marketing Corporation (PMC).
Lay's surprises Seattle with Brazilian Carnival to bring the Brazilian Picanha flavor to life
As part of the Lay's 'Passport to Flavor' program, onlookers at the Amazon Treasure Truck in Occidental Square in Seattle, Washington were surprised by an over-the-top cultural experience.
A closer look at Lamb Weston's new Innovation Center
Earlier this year, Lamb Weston's opened its new Innovation Center in Richland, with co-creation spaces, fully functioning kitchens and a pilot line. The interior was designed by Lamb Westons design agency, Williams Murray Hamm brand agency (WMH), also responsible for Lamb Weston's new global branding
Volm Companies - a solutions provider for potato packaging - break ground for a new manufacturing and distribution facility
Volm Companies held a groundbreaking ceremony on August 10 for their new manufacturing and distribution facility in Pasco, Washington.