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Potato News from Oregon

Lamb Weston expansion in Hermiston comes with millions in tax break.
Lamb Weston's $220 million plan for its french fry making operation in Hermiston will come with a 15-year property tax break.
Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) renamed Food Northwest
The Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) has renamed itself Food Northwest, to better reflect the composition of its membership.
Vanmark Expands its Line of Peelers, Scrubber and Washers with the lower capacity 1820 Series
Equipment manufacturer Vanmark now offers with the 1820 series a lower capacity continuous Peeler/Scrubber/Washer suitable for potatoes. The new machinery is ideal for processors that increase automation or are upgrading from batch processing
Lamb Weston invests 250 Million in additional French Fry line; Quarterly Dividend raised
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced today an expansion of french fry processing capacity in North America and an increase in its quarterly dividend.
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).