Proposed Rule to modify local Marketing Order to impact US potato imports
May 12, 2018
USDA-AMS has proposed a rule to revise the classifications that determine the size requirements for potatoes grown in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon. The proposal would also apply to all import of long type potatoes.
United States Potato Stocks up 2 percent
April 22, 2018
The 13 major potato States held 134 million cwt of potatoes in storage April 1, 2018, up 2 percent from April 1, 2017 according to a USDA report released last week.
Potato Processor Lamb Weston reports 12% sales increase to 863 million for Q3 FY 2018
April 16, 2018
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its third quarter 2018 results and updated outlook for fiscal 2018 earlier this month.
Bill Whitacre, CEO of the J.R. Simplot Company announces retirement
April 07, 2018
Bill Whitacre, CEO of the J.R. Simplot Company since 2009, has announced he will retire per August 31, 2018
Lamb Weston expands leadership role of Mike Smith
April 07, 2018
Lamb Weston announced last week that Mike Smith, Senior Vice President, Growth & Strategy, will assume leadership of its Foodservice and Retail Business Units.
Idaho Potato Commission joins in on the April Fools Fun with a new French Fry truck
April 03, 2018
The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) said goodbye to their famous titanic tuber and hello to the newly unveiled, 40-foot long Big Idaho French Fry Truck.
Judge rules Idaho Potato Fields Illegally Quarantined
March 28, 2018
A federal judge ruled that the United States government illegally quarantined some Idaho potato fields infested with potato cyst nematodes (PCN), a pest that could threaten the state’s $1.2 billion potato industry.
Lamb Weston's Seashore™ French Fry Flavor now available in a great tasting Potato Puff
March 18, 2018
On April 2, Lamb Weston will introduce the Seashore Puff™, a Potato Puff with the same distinct flavor (Sea-salt, Black Pepper and Garlic) as Lamb Weston's Seashore™ Fries, that have been growing in popularity in the fry category.
Idaho Potato Crop of 2017 valued at $1.2 billion, a 22.7% increase!
March 06, 2018
The USDA reported the preliminary estimated value for the Idaho® Potato crop of 2017 at USD 1.2 billion, a 22.7% leap from the previous year.
Lamb Weston introduces 'Crispy on Delivery': a comprehensive solution concept: special french fries, packaging and best practices - combined to get
February 20, 2018
Today Lamb Weston introduced a solution for french fries that arrive hot and crispy via home delivery – new 'Crispy on Delivery' is a comprehensive solution that goes from store to door.
Potato Processor Lamb Weston reports sales increase for 2018 Q2 of 4% to 825 million
January 07, 2018
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its second quarter 2018 results and updated outlook for fiscal 2018 last Thursday.
Bear Island Brewing Idaho Potato Ale
December 03, 2017
Beth Bechtel, co-owner of Bear Island Brewing, came up with the idea for the brewery's best-selling Idaho Potato Ale while serving overseas.