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Idaho Potato Commission hires Alan Kahn to lead its Foodservice Division
Today the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) welcomes Alan Kahn as the new Vice President of Foodservice. His extensive foodservice and marketing experience will help him to develop and implement attention-grabbing campaigns focused on foodservice.
Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) infested area in Idaho expanded by 87 acres
Effective October 10, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added an 87-acre field to the pale cyst nematode (PCN) infested area in Bingham County, Idaho.
Potato Processor Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2019 Results
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced today its fiscal first quarter 2019 results.
Potatoes Annual Summary: 2017 US Potato Production Up Slightly
Earlier this month, USDA-NASS published its annual report 'Potatoes 2017 Summary; September 2018'. The 2017 data indicate a slight increase of the total potato production in the United States compared to the previous year.
Wada Farms partners with Genesis to improve organic potatoes availability
Wada Farms announced this week it has entered into a strategic partnership with organic potato packer Genesis Organics located in Southern Idaho.
Jason Allen appointed as CEO of Idaho Potato Packer Mart Produce
Idaho Potato Packer The Mart Group, LLC, operating as Mart Produce, announced the appointment of Jason Allen as its new CEO effective August 23rd, replacing Brian Hansen who has acted as the Interim CEO since July 2017.
Processing Equipment manufacturer Idaho Steel creates 'room to grow'
Potato Processing Equipment specialist Idaho Steel Products has purchased a property bordering its Idaho Falls facility. This gives the manufacturer 40.000 square feet of building space and room to grow.
Idaho Potato Commission website redesigned
The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is thrilled to announce the launch of its redesigned website with more mobile-friendly formats, scroll features, modified layouts and a load-on-demand feature.
Equipment manufacturer Idaho Steel celebrates its 100-year anniversary
This year, equipment manufacturer Idaho Steel celebrates its 100-year anniversary...
Potato Processing company J.R. Simplot acquires license for CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing technology
J.R. Simplot has acquired a license for CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene editing tools. This provides Simplot with another avenue to add desirable traits to fruits and vegetables, including potatoes.