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Potato News from Oregon

Portland Potato Vodka Reaches First 1,000 Case Month
Eastside Distilling, Inc., a producer of award-winning craft spirits, today announced that its award-winning Portland Potato Vodka surpassed 1,000 cases sold for the month of October.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Inspecting the harvested potatoes as they are loaded for transport to the packing plant
The spring weather in Oregon may not have been ideal, but potato farmer Tony Amstad, owner of Amstad Farms, is still pleasantly surprised with the size and quality of his early season potatoes.
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).