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Potato News from Oregon

Columbia Basin potato farmers pleased with harvest
As fall potato harvest wraps up around the Columbia Basin, farmers are expecting above-average yield and quality thanks to an exceptional growing season.
Salty, sweet, sour, bitter, umami, and... starchy?
Scientists have found evidence that humans can pick up a sixth taste associated with carbohydrate-rich foods. The findings might explain why we love such starchy foods so much.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Researchers looking for genes to make potatoes resistant to nematodes
Potato breeders at Oregon State University are working to identify the gene that makes certain potatoes resistant to nematodes, which could then be used to create new varieties.
Lamb Weston Boardman OR facility receives (LEED®) Silver Certification
ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston's Boardman, Oregon, processing facility has received its official Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification, awarded by the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Pasta and Potato Salad recalled due to possible Listeria contamination of onions used as ingredient.
Reser's Fine Foods is recalling nineteen refrigerated salad items due to notification from one of their ingredient suppliers that Listeria monocytogenes may be present in one lot of onions that was used in the manufacture of these salads.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Lamb Weston to add line for formed products to Boardman Potato Processing Plant
Lamb Weston plans to expand operations at its facility in Boardman, Oregon. The $30 million investment will add additional processing capacity for making formed products such as hash brown patties and potato puffs.
Diamond Foods Innovation Center, Salem Oregon (artist rendering)
Strengthening its commitment to product innovation and market leadership, Diamond Foods, Inc. has officially opened the doors to its new 7,000+ square foot innovation center in Salem, Oregon.
Pomerelle Russet
Foreign countries are showing increasing interest in potato varieties developed in the Pacific Northwest and managed by the Potato Variety Management Institute (PVMI).
Global flavors market to reach $15.2 billion by 2020, predicts research report
A new report by Allied Market Research, titled, 'Global Flavors (Food and Beverages) Market - Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Opportunities, Growth, and Forecast, 2014 - 2020', forecasts the global flavors market to reach $15.2 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2015 to 2020.
Tim Reardon, tna's Processing Group Solutions Manager for the Americas
Leading packaging and processing solutions provider, tna, announces the appointment of Tim Reardon as its new group solutions manager – processing for the Americas.