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Potato News from Colorado

Online tool to detect blackleg disease in potato using DNA testing has widespread application
Scientists have developed a user-friendly online tool called Uniqprimer, which quickly and automatically designs species-specific DNA tags (also known as primers) for detecting pathogens such as Dickeya dianthicola using DNA testing.
U.S. Potato Imports Down on The Whole, Despite Gains in Several Categories
Overall, U.S. potato imports declined slightly during the first quarter (July – September) of the July 2019 – June 2020 marketing year compared to the previous year, dipping 12% in volume and 2% in value.
Potato Sales United States Retail Up April to June
IRI sales data April through June showed success for potato sales in retail outlets in the United States, reports Potatoes USA.
MountainKing Acquires Colorado Packing Facility Focused on Smaller-Sized Potatoes
In response to the explosive growth and demand for smaller-sized potatoes in smaller-sized bags.
U.S. potato exports of frozen, dehy and fresh have all posted modest gains through the first three quarters of the July 2018 – June 2019 marketing year. (Courtesy: Potato News Today)
United States potato exports of frozen, dehy and fresh have all posted modest gains through the first three quarters of the July 2018 – June 2019 marketing year.
Boulder Canyon Potato Chips New Branding Inspired By Its Colorado Roots
Drawing inspiration from the Flatiron Mountains, Boulder Canyon's new packaging for its kettle cooked potato chips celebrates the authentic 'Boulder' flavor difference borrowed from the vibrancy of the outdoors.
The Good Crisp Announces Investment to Fuel 2019 Expansion
The Good Crisp Company, a brand of guilt free stacked chips, announced the closing of a new round of financing from CircleUp Growth Partners, a leading venture fund for innovative early-stage consumer brands.
United States Retail Potato Sales mixed
In the United States total retail potato sales for the July – September 2018 period compared to the same quarter the previous marketing year, were down -1.9% in volume but were up 1.3% in value based on a 5.0% increase in the price per pound.
Rebranding Potatoes: Real Food. Real Performance
Potatoes USA has launched a video campaign on social media to boost the image of potatoes by focusing on their performance-boosting benefits
Retail Potato Sales United States in June: Volume Down, Value Up
According to the latest numbers provided by potatoes USA, the total volume of potatoes sold at retail in the United States was down 3.2% in June 2018 compared to June 2017, though the value did increase 1.1%.