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Potato News from Idaho

Potato Production United States 2016: USDA-NASS publishes 'Potatoes 2016 (Summary)'
Potato Production United States 2016: the USDA-NASS has just published its most extensive report on last year's potato production: 'Potatoes 2016 (Summary)'
Japan to resume potato Imports from Idaho after 11 years
The Japanese government lifted on Tuesday an import ban on potatoes grown in Idaho, the largest U.S. potato producer, for the first time in 11 years after confirming a lowered risk of pest invasion, sources familiar with the matter said.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Idaho Potato Commission updates industry on its marketing plans
At the annual Idaho Grower Shipper Association convention, Frank Muir, President of the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) revealed the marketing plans for the upcoming year.
Potato growers host farm tour for EPA staffers
The National Potato Council (NPC) led a delegation of 6 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff on a tour of Idaho potato fields during the week of August 14.
Idaho Potato Growers report lower yield in early Norkotah Harvest
Idaho Potato industry officials report yields are down significantly as Western Idaho growers have started with their early harvest of Russet Norkotahs for the fresh market.
Lamb Weston Announces changes of its Board of Directors
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced today the appointments of Andre J. Hawaux, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc., and Hala G. Moddelmog, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, to its Board of Directors, effective July 19, 2017.
Potato Processor Lamb Weston Reports FQ4 and Full Year 2017 Results
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LW) has announced its fourth quarter and full year 2017 results, and provided its outlook for fiscal year 2018.
Boise Researchers plan to develop an 'extremely low cost' sensor to detect rot in potato storage
Research of Boise State University plan to develop a wireless sensor network that would be able to detect temperature, humidity levels, carbon dioxide and ammonia levels in real time, to help with early detection of rot in stored potatoes.
University of Idaho reports light potato psyllid pressure
Pressure from the tiny, winged insects that spread zebra chip disease in potatoes has been light in Idaho this season, emboldening some Idaho farmers to scale back on their pesticide programs.
Matthew Brigotti joins Idaho Potato Commission as Foodservice Promotion Director North-East / Midwest
On June 15, 2017, Matt Brigotti joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) foodservice marketing team as Foodservice Promotions Director for the Northeast and Midwest, based in Richfield, Ohio