November 11, 2012
ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE:CAG) announced today an estimated $200 million expansion of its Lamb Weston frozen potato facility in Boardman, Ore. This strategic investment will add a new line to the plant – increasing capacity for making french fries and...
May 17, 2012
A pipe failure in the refrigeration system caused the ammonia leak that resulted in a potato-processing plant evacuation Tuesday and 11 people being treated by medics, the Boardman fire chief said. The incident occurred at around 9.30 pm tuesday in th...
March 02, 2011
Two new potato varieties just released by Oregon State University are likely to catch the eye of Oregon's potato processing industry and the gourmet market.
November 21, 2010
Calbee Foods Co. of Japan has awarded its top productivity prize to employees at its United States joint-venture RDO-Calbee Foods.
July 28, 2010
The Oregon Potato Commission has committed an extra $60,000 this year in funding for the potato variety development program at Oregon State University, said Bill Brewer, the commission’s executive director.Among those new varieties Brewer is most excit...
December 14, 2009
A joint Washington – Oregon agricultural trade mission was indeed a cross-cultural experience for the visitors as well as the target markets in four Asian cities, November 13-24, 2009. Organized by the Washington and Oregon potato commissions, the purp...
April 07, 2009
All new potato varieties developed by the Pacific Northwest Tri-State Breeding Program are now licensed to PVMI (the Potato Variety Management Institute), a non-profit marketing and administration organization for the Tri-State Potato Breeding Program.
March 10, 2009
When potato producers plant their seed this spring, they’ll have three new varieties to choose from: Alpine Russet, a very high-yielding, medium- to late-maturing processing potato that has a natural dormancy rivaling Russet Burbank. It can be stored...
December 17, 2007
Kettle Foods, a company that welcomes friends of the feathery sort into its own “backyard,” is joining forces with National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to launch its newest flavor – Backyard Barbeque.