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Potato News from Oregon

Worker loses four fingers in workplace accident
Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating how an employee at Oregon Potato Co. in Boardman severed four fingers on her right hand in a workplace accident
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Rendering of the innovation center of Diamond Foods in Salem (ZGF Architects)
Diamond Foods, the company behind Kettle Brand and Kettle Chips will start construction this week of a product development and testing center, located adjacent to the Kettle Brand® production facility in Salem, Oregon
ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and Community Leaders Celebrate Boardman Plant Expansion
ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE:CAG) joined with community and civic leaders today to celebrate the completed expansion of its Lamb Weston frozen potato facility in Boardman, Oregon
Alf Taylor, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of tna (right) shaking hands with Joseph Mistretta, President of FOODesign
tna announces the acquisition of FOODesign, expanding its portfolio of food processing equipment.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
TOMRA launches new Eco Steam Peeler at the NW Food Processors Expo in Portland Oregon
The latest development in steam peeling from TOMRA Sorting is the ODENBERG Eco Steam Peeler. The new Eco Steam Peeler will be launched this weekend from the 12th-15th January at the NW Food Processors Expo in Portland Oregon.
Friday, January 10, 2014
 Oregon EPA
During the week of Aug. 23, the National Potato Council (NPC) led a delegation of five U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees in a crop tour of the Columbia Basin growing area in Oregon.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
 Drone Oregon State University
Agricultural researchers of the Oregon State University will begin testing two small, remote-controlled aircraft this month, flying them over potato fields in the Hermiston area in trials that may help farmers use water, fertilizer and pesticides more ...
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
 Oregon Governer Kitzhaber
Oregon Governor Kitzhaber praised ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston’s estimated $200 million expansion plan, adding a new line to its Boardman plant to increase its capacity for making french fries and other frozen potato products.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Lamb Weston Boardman Operation
ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE:CAG) announced today an estimated $200 million expansion of its Lamb Weston frozen potato facility in Boardman, Ore. This strategic investment will add a new line to the plant – increasing capacity for making french fries and...
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A pipe failure in the refrigeration system caused the ammonia leak that resulted in a potato-processing plant evacuation Tuesday and 11 people being treated by medics, the Boardman fire chief said. The incident occurred at around 9.30 pm tuesday in th...
Thursday, May 17, 2012