COVID-19 pandemic could force down Idaho potato acres
April 28, 2020
Total acres of Idaho’s iconic potato crop could decrease significantly this year as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Although there was a rush on potatoes at grocery stores early on.
An Idaho farm is giving away 2 million potatoes because coronavirus has hurt demand
April 17, 2020
With coronavirus severely affecting the potato supply chain, a farm in Idaho is giving away about 2 million potatoes so they don't go to waste. First come, first served.
Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
April 13, 2020
While food manufacturers supplying to foodservice are suffering from lost revenue and layoffs, companies primarily serving retail customers are faced with exactly the opposite. One example is potato processor Idahoan Foods.
Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2020 Results
April 07, 2020
Last week Lamb Weston presented its Fiscal Third Quarter 2020 Results. The company withdraws its Fiscal Year 2020 Outlook due to Uncertainty from the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Effect on Global Restaurant Traffic and Consumer Demand.
Idaho Potato Commission mulls grower group funding
March 31, 2020
The Idaho Potato Commission will seek the attorney general's guidance on a funding request by a recently formed association of growers.
Hot potato: the J.R. Simplot and McCain Foods patent fight
March 13, 2020
J.R. Simplot and McCain Foods have spent the last few years battling in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho over issues related to – unsurprisingly – potatoes, with each party asserting a design patent related to a spiraled potato.
Potato plants at highest risk of potato virus Y infection during first three weeks
February 26, 2020
Potato virus Y is the most economically important and devastating aphid-transmitted virus, affecting both tuber yield and quality. The virus is also a major cause of seed potato degeneration, which leads to regular flushing out of seed potatoes.
Lamb Weston Introduces Seasoned Seashore-Style Flats - a home-style, skin-on, crispy fry
February 23, 2020
Thin cut, crispy, crunchy, and craveable french fry…Introducing Lamb Weston’s Seashore-Style® Flats – perfectly seasoned with black pepper, garlic, and sea salt.
Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2020 Results
January 06, 2020
Last week Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) published its fiscal Second Quarter 2020 results. Highlights: Net sales increased 12% to $1,019 million, Income from operations increased 11% to $194 million, Net income increased 18% to $140 million...
Wada Farms organic potato program continues to grow
December 18, 2019
With demand for organically-grown produce continuing to increase, Wada Farm Marketing Group LLC in Idaho Falls, ID, made a commitment several years ago to greatly expand its organic offerings across all of its product lines.
Simplot strengthens agricultural retail presence with acquisition of Pinnacle Agriculture
December 03, 2019
The combined complementary footprint of Simplot Grower Solutions and Pinnacle stores will grow to more than 200 locations across North America.
New potato product in foodservice: Lamb Weston Waffled Hash Browns
November 23, 2019
Lamb Weston is introducing Waffled Hash Browns to foodservice operators. This new potato product is made with real Idaho shredded potatoes and can be baked or fried
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