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Potato News from Oregon

 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
 Oregon State University
Two new potato varieties just released by Oregon State University are likely to catch the eye of Oregon's potato processing industry and the gourmet market.
 RDO Calbee Foods
Calbee Foods Co. of Japan has awarded its top productivity prize to employees at its United States joint-venture RDO-Calbee Foods.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
New Potato Varieties get extra push in Oregon, Washington
The Oregon Potato Commission has committed an extra $60,000 this year in funding for the potato variety development program at Oregon State University, said Bill Brewer, the commission’s executive director.Among those new varieties Brewer is most excit...
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Washington – Oregon Asian trade mission introduces potatoes to new markets
A joint Washington – Oregon agricultural trade mission was indeed a cross-cultural experience for the visitors as well as the target markets in four Asian cities, November 13-24, 2009. Organized by the Washington and Oregon potato commissions, the purp...
Monday, December 14, 2009
 Potato Variety Management Institute (PVMI)
All new potato varieties developed by the Pacific Northwest Tri-State Breeding Program are now licensed to PVMI (the Potato Variety Management Institute), a non-profit marketing and administration organization for the Tri-State Potato Breeding Program.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Tri-State Potato Variety Program Releases Three New Potatoes for 2009 Growing Season
When potato producers plant their seed this spring, they’ll have three new varieties to choose from: Alpine Russet, a very high-yielding, medium- to late-maturing processing potato that has a natural dormancy rivaling Russet Burbank. It can be stored...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009