United States potato sales strong in marketing year 2020-2021
October 02, 2021
The marketing year that ended in June 2021 was unlike any year the US potato industry has ever experienced. With pandemic restrictions ebbing and flowing from June 2020 to July 2021, sales at foodservice fluctuated while retail purchases remained extremely strong throughout the year.
United States Potato Imports Continue to Increase; More frozen potato products imported from Europe
May 19, 2021
Strong demand for potatoes and potato products and tight domestic supplies continues to drive increases in imports for the current (July – June) marketing year. For July 2020 – March 2021 total imports are up 9 percent, led by an 18% increase in chips and a 15 percent increase in dehydrated potatoes.
Washington Potato lays off 62 workers at Warden facility
February 12, 2021
The Washington Potato Co. facility in Warden still smolders the next morning and smoke fills the air after a fire broke out in a potato dehydrator the afternoon of Jan. 21, prompting a response from fire departments across Grant and neighboring Adams counties.
Idahoan® Declares Memphis the Mashed Potatoes Capital of America and Delivers More Than 300,000 Free Pouches
January 24, 2021
Idahoan Foods is delivering a pouch of Idahoan® Buttery Homestyle® Mashed Potatoes to more than 300,000 Memphis households this National Potato Lovers Month and will make a donation to Mid-South Food Bank later in the month.
Washington Potato Company Dehydration Plant in Warden destroyed by fire.
January 22, 2021
The Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, was destroyed by a massive fire overnight. The fire caused the immediate evacuation of about a third of nearby town of Warden (pop: 2700) for several hours due to concerns that an ammonia tank located in the plant could burst.