Dr. Potato Is Always On Call For Idaho Potato Questions
August 23, 2016
When reviewing the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) website analytics for the past year (August 2015-August 2016), IPC staff wasn’t surprised to find that Dr. Potato (alias Don Odiorne, Vice President-Foodservice) had garnered 959,328 page views, nearly 50% of all www.idahopotato.com views.
University of Idaho to partner with the International Potato Center (CIP) in Peru
August 02, 2016
The University of Idaho is negotiating a partnership with the International Potato Center in Lima, Peru, involving the sharing of scientific expertise and providing UI’s potato program better access to a vast gene bank.
United States Potato Stocks Down 7 Percent From June 2015
June 18, 2016
In the United States, the 13 major potato producing states held 52.2 million cwt of potatoes in storage June 1, 2016, down 7 percent from June 1, 2015.
University of Idaho leads major research effort to reduce the threat of nematodes
June 03, 2016
The University of Idaho is leading a $3.2 million project to combat microscopic worms (nematodes) that threaten potato production.
Potato Processor Dickinson Frozen Food fined 273 K for Major Health and Safety violations related to Ammonia Leak.
June 02, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found an Idaho frozen food manufacturer failed to safeguard employees and was unprepared to respond to a potentially lethal release of 1,300 lbs. of anhydrous ammonia on Dec. 1, 2015.
Vanmark Boise Names Kris Hearst as General Manager
March 31, 2016
Vanmark Equipment has announced that Kris Hearst has been promoted to General Manager of the Vanmark Boise operation.
Idaho Potato Processing Contracts will make a minimum three-year rotation mandatory
February 18, 2016
Sources say the 2016 Southern Idaho Potato Cooperative contract will include new langcode mandating a minimum of two years of alternate crops between potatoes.
Pass the Potassium, with Idaho Potatoes
February 11, 2016
Idaho® potatoes are a significant source of potassium - an essential nutrient that many Americans do not get enough of on a daily basis.
Quick and early disease detection by drones with hyperspectral camera
January 27, 2016
Idaho State University researchers have found high-tech cameras mounted on drones flying 60 meters above potato fields can effectively detect individual diseased and stressed plants.
Simplot's Second Generation Innate® Potato Receives FDA Safety Clearance
January 17, 2016
The Food and Drug Administration has completed its food and feed safety assessment of the J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation of Innate® potatoes. Simplot will still need to complete its registration with the Environmental Protection Agency for these potatoes before introducing them for sale in the U.S. marketplace.
Idaho Potato Commission Appoints James Hoff as new Commissioner
September 30, 2015
The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the recent appointment of James Hoff as a new Commissioner who will serve a three-year term. James Hoff of Hoff Farms in Idaho Falls will be formally sworn in at the IPC’s October meeting.
Idaho Potato Farmers optimistic about approaching harvest
September 10, 2015
With digging season just around the corner, eastern Idaho potato farmers say they are optimistic they will improve on a middling 2014 harvest this year.