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Potato News from Idaho

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
Lamb Weston expands leadership role of Mike Smith
Lamb Weston announced last week that Mike Smith, Senior Vice President, Growth & Strategy, will assume leadership of its Foodservice and Retail Business Units.
Idaho Potato Commission joins in on the April Fools Fun with a new French Fry truck
The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) said goodbye to their famous titanic tuber and hello to the newly unveiled, 40-foot long Big Idaho French Fry Truck.
Judge rules Idaho Potato Fields Illegally Quarantined
A federal judge ruled that the United States government illegally quarantined some Idaho potato fields infested with potato cyst nematodes (PCN), a pest that could threaten the state’s $1.2 billion potato industry.
Lamb Weston's Seashore™ French Fry Flavor now available in a great tasting Potato Puff
On April 2, Lamb Weston will introduce the Seashore Puff™, a Potato Puff with the same distinct flavor (Sea-salt, Black Pepper and Garlic) as Lamb Weston's Seashore™ Fries, that have been growing in popularity in the fry category.
Idaho Potato Crop of 2017 valued at $1.2 billion, a 22.7% increase!
The USDA reported the preliminary estimated value for the Idaho® Potato crop of 2017 at USD 1.2 billion, a 22.7% leap from the previous year.
Lamb Weston introduces 'Crispy on Delivery': a comprehensive solution concept: special french fries, packaging and best practices - combined to get
Today Lamb Weston introduced a solution for french fries that arrive hot and crispy via home delivery – new 'Crispy on Delivery' is a comprehensive solution that goes from store to door.
Potato Processor Lamb Weston reports sales increase for 2018 Q2 of 4% to 825 million
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its second quarter 2018 results and updated outlook for fiscal 2018 last Thursday.
Bear Island Brewing Idaho Potato Ale
Beth Bechtel, co-owner of Bear Island Brewing, came up with the idea for the brewery's best-selling Idaho Potato Ale while serving overseas.
Lamb Weston Holdings pleased with the start of FY 2018
Earlier this week Potato Processor Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its first quarter 2018 results.