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Potato News from Idaho

New Russet varieties - Castle Russet and Echo Russet will help US potato industry meet more stringent regulation
Two recently released new Russet varieties - Castle Russet and Echo Russet - should help the potato industry in the Pacific Northwest cope with more stringent regulations on soil fumigants
Lamb Weston launches 'Grown in Idaho' branded frozen fries and potato products
Lamb Weston introduced Grown In Idaho, a new brand of frozen fries and potato products cut with skin-on from 100 percent real Idaho potatoes.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Northwest Potato Research Consortium has awarded grants for 37 regional potato projects
The Northwest Potato Research Consortium recently approved a combined $1.5 million in grant funding to 37 research projects.
Idaho Universities receive Grant to investigate Humigator in Potato Storage
A partnership between Idaho State University and Boise State University has been awarded an Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) grant to research the application of the Humigator in potato storage.
McCain Foods USA plans USD 200 million expansion of Burley Idaho French Fry plant
McCain Foods USA has announced it will invest more than USD 200 million into expanding its Burley, Idaho potato processing plant, creating 180 jobs and increasing potato production throughout the state.
Efforts to eradicate damaging nematodes in infected Idaho potato fields progressing
Progress is being made eradicating the microscopic potato cyst nematodes that have been threatening Idaho’s $900 million potato industry the last decade, according to the latest update by USDA-APHIS.
The Big Idaho® Potato Truck is back on the road for its 6th national tour
The Big Idaho® Potato Truck is back on America's highways promoting Idaho's most famous agricultural product, the Idaho® potato.
US government approved 3 more Simplot GMO potato types for cultivation and sale
The US federal government has given the final OK to three more types of potatoes genetically engineered by Boise’s J.R. Simplot Co. to resist Phytophthora - the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
University of Idaho is investing in its nuclear potato seed program
University of Idaho has hired a new director for its nuclear seed potato program and plans to build additional facilities to help her expand production.
A New Year, New - Idaho - Potato Recipes
Following an online potato recipe contest ('Fully-Loaded Idaho Potato Cook-off'), Kenmore awarded Crystal Schlueter’s unique and easy-to-make recipe for Mashed-Up Kimchi Reuben Tater Bombs with Sweet Onion & Gochujang Aioli the grand prize.