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US potato imports surge
November 29, 2020
US potato imports for the first quarter of the July 2020 – June 2021 marketing year were up 19% in total, according to a news release issued by Potatoes USA.
United States Retail Potato sales exceed 5-year records
November 20, 2020
Record potato sales continued at US retail from July through September 2020. Total store potato sales increased by 13.6% in dollar sales and 10.6% in volume sales, compared to the same time frame in 2019.
Supported by potato industry stakeholders, Washington State University expands research on soil health
November 13, 2020
Launching new research in support of Washington potato growers, Washington State University is partnering with industry leaders to study healthier, more sustainable, and productive soils.
U.S. Potato Exports Still Impacted by Pandemic, but beginning to Recover
November 12, 2020
U.S. potato exports for the July – September quarter were down significantly compared to the same period in 2019. This drop is a result of the pandemic's continuing impact on the demand in many markets, particularly in SE Asia and Central America, and the tight supplies of U.S. frozen potato products.
The Idaho Potato Commission Appoints Three New Commissioners
November 10, 2020
During the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) October meeting three new Commissioners representing the grower sector of the industry were sworn in.
Potato Expo 2021 Goes 100% Virtual
November 05, 2020
In light of on-going developments with COVID-19 the organizers of the Potato Expo 2021 have decided to hold the event as a Virtual Experience, entirely online.
Tasteful Selections named in Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies — the Inc. 5000
November 04, 2020
Tasteful Selections ranks No. 3941 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 with three-year revenue growth of 89 percent.
Canadian Potato Crop and Harvest Update October 26, 2020
October 27, 2020
Potato harvest in Canada is complete in most provinces with the exception of Quebec, according to this final crop report of the season prepared by the United Potato Growers of Canada
Jason will lead the company’s three global locations
October 21, 2020
Vanmark, an industrial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, announces the promotion of Jason Davis to Vice President.
Maine, US: Drought shrinks Aroostook County potato yields
October 15, 2020
This year’s potato harvest was met with an unrelenting drought that diminished crops and tied up water resources for Aroostook County, Maine farmers.
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