South Korea approves Colorado, Montana seed potatoes for chipping
November 20, 2019
As of November 12, 2019 seed potatoes from Montana and Colorado can be used in the Pacific Northwest chipping and tablestock export programs for South Korea.
Potandon to focus on rebranding as the healthy potato company
November 11, 2019
The focus for Potandon Produce LLC at the New York Produce Show this year will be on the health benefits of potatoes, and particularly of some of Potandon’s proprietary products.
Spudnik Equipment acquires STC Trailers
October 15, 2019
Spudnik Equipment Company has reached an agreement to buy STC Trailers, according to a recent press release. Terms were not disclosed. Both companies are headquartered in Blackfoot, Idaho. The acquisition will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.
Ongoing research in Idaho targets PVY in search of solutions
July 06, 2019
Ongoing studies at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research & Extension Center seek to help seed potato growers avoid a chronically troublesome disease spread by aphids, called potato virus Y, writes John O’Connell in the Idaho State Journal.
Potato Commission sponsorships drive awareness of brand
June 21, 2019
The Idaho Potato Commission has found that the best way to communicate that potatoes are part of an active, healthy lifestyle is to show it. Therefore, the IPC sponsors several athletic programs and events that support and encourage folks to be active.
Potato hotel paying dividends for Idaho farmers
June 18, 2019
Giving away the original 6-ton replica Russet Burbank that once toured the nation on its Great Big Idaho Potato Truck is paying major dividends for the Idaho Potato Commission, according to Frank Muir, president and CEO of the organization.
Idaho potato farmers heading to Taiwan on trade mission
June 11, 2019
A team of fresh Idaho potato shippers will soon head to Taiwan to develop new business relationships in the Southeast Asian market.
NewCold Opens $90M High-Tech Cold-Storage Facility in Burley, Idaho
June 11, 2019
NewCold, a specialist in automated cold storage, announced the opening of its $90 million, 180,000-square-foot facility in Burley, Idaho. French fry maker McCain Foods is NewCold’s largest Idaho customer.
McCain Foods USA Celebrates Grand Opening of Distribution Center in Burley
June 04, 2019
Monday, McCain Foods USA, a leading supplier of frozen potato products, celebrated the grand opening of its expanded facilities in Burley, Idaho with over 150 attendees including elected officials and grower partners.
Will added North American potato processing capacity lead to increased acreage?
March 25, 2019
North American potato processors either have or will be bringing at least 1.3 billion pounds of new processing capacity online between October 2018 and December 2019. In Potato Country, Bruce Huffaker of NAPMN discusses the impact.
Rapidly expanding Finger Food manufacturer Frostkrone acquires Rite Stuff Foods
February 22, 2019
European Frozen Finger Food manufacturer Frostkrone Group announced earlier this month it had completed the acquisition of the Idaho based company Rite Stuff Foods Inc., a manufacturer specialised in the production of potato snacks.
Wilcox Fresh welcomes new Justin Reynolds as new CEO
February 20, 2019
Potato grower and packer Wilcox Fresh has appointed Justin Reynolds as the company’s new CEO.