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.
REYCO Systems® EcoMiser™ Oil Removal System
September 03, 2015
REYCO Systems® and its partner companies Idaho Steel Products and Kiremko today announced the release of the EcoMiser™ Oil Removal System.
Innate™ generation two in this field survived late blight infection
September 01, 2015
The J.R. Simplot Company is pleased that the USDA has deregulated the Russet Burbank variety of the second generation of Innate™ potatoes. Simplot is looking forward to the completion of the EPA registration and FDA consultation before the second generation of Innate™ potatoes can be introduced into the marketplace.
Idaho Potato Commission redesign website
August 27, 2015
The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recently updated its website to make it easier than ever for consumers to spend quality time online with Idaho® potatoes.
How to please with processed Idaho Potatoes
August 26, 2015
In a new Ranker poll, the potato tops the competition as the peoples’ #1 favorite vegetable. As such, potatoes hold an important position on foodservice menus as a foundation for profitable snacks, appetizers, side dishes, and entrées.
Idaho late blight outbreak is the worst since 1998
August 17, 2015
Late blight has become widespread in Idaho and is called the worst Idaho late blight outbreak since 1998.
Potato Growers, Associated Wholesale Grocers, settle lawsuit for $25 million
June 19, 2015
A federal judge has signed off on a $25 million settlement in a lawsuit between wholesale grocers and US potato farming associations accused of forming a price-fixing cartel.
French Fries McCain Foods Burley, Idaho
June 15, 2015
McCain Foods USA was recognized by Idaho Power for its commitment to operational excellence through energy efficiency.
Potandon Produce Announces A New Idaho Location
June 11, 2015
Potandon Produce L.L.C., is pleased to announce the addition of another Idaho packing location to their production group. SunRiver of Idaho, Inc. located in Aberdeen, Idaho will pack and ship Idaho russet potatoes starting this month.
A look at the Innate Potato by FrankenFoodFacts
June 08, 2015
The blog FrankenFoodFacts recently published a review of the Innate potato of Simplot Plant Sciences. This blog by Layla Katiraee, who holds a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and is a senior scientist at a biotech company, offers the most insightful review of the Innate Potato PotatoPro has seen so far.
Large Russets in Idaho in short supply
May 24, 2015
Wada Farms is currently planting next year’s crop. While potatoes from last season are still plentiful in the market and there is no issue with supply, large-sized Russet potatoes will be short in Idaho until new crop comes on.