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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.
Idahoan Foods takes insurer to court over 2016 potato plant fire
Dehydrated potato manufacturer Idahoan Foods has filed lawsuit against its insurer related to a 2016 fire at the Idaho Supreme potato dehydration plant in Firth.
Idaho potato crop on track despite early cool weather
Idaho potato fields looked good as of early July as plants closed in over rows, signaling the tubers are preparing to grow strongly amid the hot-day, cool-night march toward harvest.
Cold Chain Logistics provider NewCold builds fully automated frozen storage warehouse in Idaho
Dutch frozen storage specialist NewCold is investing $90 million to build a fully automated 140-foot-high, 25 million-cubic-foot frozen storage warehouse in Burley, Idaho.