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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.
USDA: 9 Percent More Potatoes in Stock than on June 1, 2017
In the United States, there was 9 percent more potatoes in stock on June 1 compared to last year
Idaho Growers Benefit from Improved Spore Sampling
Potato growers in Idaho will now have the opportunity to learn about the presence of damaging fungal pathogens much earlier, thanks to the efforts of research staff at the University of Idaho. The research team, led by James Woodhall, has placed 14 spore samplers in potato fields across the Snake River Valley.
Idaho Potato Commission appoints Ross Johnson as international marketing director
Industry veteran Ross Johnson was appointed as the new Idaho Potato Commission International Marketing Director.
Proposed Rule to modify local Marketing Order to impact US potato imports
USDA-AMS has proposed a rule to revise the classifications that determine the size requirements for potatoes grown in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon. The proposal would also apply to all import of long type potatoes.
United States Potato Stocks up 2 percent
The 13 major potato States held 134 million cwt of potatoes in storage April 1, 2018, up 2 percent from April 1, 2017 according to a USDA report released last week.
Potato Processor Lamb Weston reports 12% sales increase to 863 million for Q3 FY 2018
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its third quarter 2018 results and updated outlook for fiscal 2018 earlier this month.
Bill Whitacre, CEO of the J.R. Simplot Company announces retirement
Bill Whitacre, CEO of the J.R. Simplot Company since 2009, has announced he will retire per August 31, 2018