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Potato News from Idaho

Idaho potato farmers heading to Taiwan on trade mission
A team of fresh Idaho potato shippers will soon head to Taiwan to develop new business relationships in the Southeast Asian market.
NewCold Opens $90M High-Tech Cold-Storage Facility in Burley, Idaho
NewCold, a specialist in automated cold storage, announced the opening of its $90 million, 180,000-square-foot facility in Burley, Idaho. French fry maker McCain Foods is NewCold’s largest Idaho customer.
McCain Foods USA Celebrates Grand Opening of Distribution Center in Burley
Monday, McCain Foods USA, a leading supplier of frozen potato products, celebrated the grand opening of its expanded facilities in Burley, Idaho with over 150 attendees including elected officials and grower partners.
Will added North American potato processing capacity lead to increased acreage?
North American potato processors either have or will be bringing at least 1.3 billion pounds of new processing capacity online between October 2018 and December 2019. In Potato Country, Bruce Huffaker of NAPMN discusses the impact.
Rapidly expanding Finger Food manufacturer Frostkrone acquires Rite Stuff Foods
European Frozen Finger Food manufacturer Frostkrone Group announced earlier this month it had completed the acquisition of the Idaho based company Rite Stuff Foods Inc., a manufacturer specialised in the production of potato snacks.
Wilcox Fresh welcomes new Justin Reynolds as new CEO
Potato grower and packer Wilcox Fresh has appointed Justin Reynolds as the company’s new CEO.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Idahoan Mashed Potatoes voted product of the year 2019
Idahoan Foods, LLC announced today that its Idahoan® Family Size Mashed Potatoes has been named Product of the Year for 2019, receiving top honors for the Side Dish Category.
Is a second French Fry Plant coming to Caldwell, Idaho?
McCain Foods USA is looking to buy a property for a 100,000 square feet facility in Caldwell, Idaho, for what we assume would be production plant for frozen french fries.
East Idaho Potato growers barely break even, according to University of Idaho report.
Idaho potato farmers are getting paid about the same amount for their spuds as they're investing in raising them, according to a University of Idaho Extension agricultural economist's report, presented during the Idaho Potato Conference.
Potato Processor Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2019 Results
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced today its fiscal second quarter 2019 results and updated its full year outlook.