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Potato News from New York

Big Idaho Potato Truck sets sail in New York City Harbor
In New York City, the world’s largest potato on wheels traded its tires for buoys in celebration of the 2016 Idaho® Potato Harvest.
Frito-Lay's Compressed Natural Gas Truck Fleet helps reduce Carbon Footprint
Manufacturer of Potato Chips and Savory Snacks Frito-Lay reached a major milestone this month when its compressed natural gas (CNG) truck fleet logged more than 100 million miles driven on routes across the United States.
Ballreich’s Awarded for Best Potato Chip and Potato Stick
Ballreich’s Potato Chips and Snacks proudly announces the remarkable awards they received during the first US Potato Chip Festival, held in Saratoga Springs, New York, the birthplace of the potato chip.
Dickeya Blackleg: New Potato Disease Causing Major Impact
Dickeya blackleg, often just called Dickeya, is a new disease in the United States. It was severe in 2015 at least partly reflecting hotter weather than previous 2 years when the pathogen likely was present and is developing again in 2016.
What can Pepsico's Q2 results tell us on the savory snacks market?
Last week Pepsico released its results of Q2 2016. PotatoPro had a closer look and hunted specifically for trends in the (global) savory snacks market.
Saratoga Chips Announces OrganicPop™, a New Organic Popcorn Range.
Saratoga Chips, America’s First Kettle Chip™, is excited to announce the launch of a new range of organic ready-to-eat popcorn.
Potato plants trigger aboveground defenses in response to tuber attacks
Potato plants boost the chemical defenses in their leaves when Guatemalan tuber moth larvae feed on their tubers, report researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI).
Potato Breeding at Cornell University. An update.
Potatoes have been bred at Cornell for at least 50 years and 70% of the university’s breeding efforts are focused on developing new chip varieties. Walter De Jong reports.
Marquart Bros New York Chips fried in avocado oil a "runaway success" at Wegmans
Earlier this year, Marquart farms launched New York Chips, a new Potato Chip line made from 100% New York Potatoes and cooked in avocado oil
Blue Potato farm at rooftop of New York JFK's Terminal 5
In October JetBlue Airways, New York's Hometown Airline™ and TERRA® Real Vegetable Chips, part of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., revealed the T5 Farm -- a blue potato farm and produce garden at Terminal 5 (T5) at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.