News On French Fries and Potato Specialties from Northern America

Simplot's Portage la Prairie Plant
February 13, 2024

Simplot Fertilizer and Potato Processing Plants Recognized for Energy Efficiency

A sustainable business. A healthy planet. A responsibility to all. Purposeful actions that benefit our world and the bottom line ensure successful operations at Simplot now and well into the future.
Potato Expo 2024 Registration
January 25, 2024

Potato Expo 2024 Shines in Austin with 2320 Attendees, Paving the Way for Las Vegas Edition on Jan 14-15, 2025

In a dazzling display of innovation and collaboration, the Potato Expo 2024 concluded on Jan 11th, leaving 2320 attendees and 216 exhibitors with an announcement of Potato Expo 2025, Las Vegas.
McCain Foods Releases 2023 Global Sustainability Report
January 24, 2024

McCain Foods Releases 2023 Global Sustainability Report

The progress McCain Foods is making towards its sustainability commitments was announced with the release of the company's annual Global Sustainability Report, which includes results from the past Fiscal Year.
Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2024 Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2024 Outlook
January 04, 2024

Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2024 Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2024 Outlook

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) has announced its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2024 and updated its full year earnings targets for fiscal 2024.
McCain Foods Continues to Drive Innovation in Agriculture with Launch of Presia Ag Insights
November 30, 2023

McCain Foods launches new subsidiary, Presia Ag Insights, focused on potato yield forecasting, harvest time optimization and enhancement of on-farm sustainability practices

McCain Foods has announced the launch of Presia Ag Insights ("Presia").
McCain Foods USA and Partners Awarded USD 6.9 Million in Federal Funds for Sustainable Potato-Growing Projects in Wisconsin and Maine
November 08, 2023

McCain Foods USA, Campbell's Awarded USD 6.9 Million for Sustainable Potato-Growing Projects in Wisconsin and Maine

McCain Foods USA was awarded USD 6.9 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)
Potatoes, fresh from the field, bump onto a belt before being transferred to a storage shed outside of Boardman, Oregon.
October 31, 2023

Too much potatoes for French Fries in Pacific Northwest

About 5,000 loaded-down semi-trucks of really nice Northwest french-fry-making potatoes are set to plop into cattle troughs or be destroyed. Dale Lathim is the President of the Potato Marketing Association of North America
Lamb Weston product collage on white
October 08, 2023

Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2024 Results; Raises Fiscal Year 2024 Outlook

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2024 and raised its full year earnings targets for fiscal 2024.
Author: Dr. Horia Groza, University of Wisconsin-Madison, retired
October 01, 2023

The Nutritional Power of Potato: Carbohydrates

The journalist, Ben Feller, wrote, in 2009, an interesting story titled "The President and the Potato." David Letterman hosted President Barack Obama at his talk show and offered 10 funny reasons why his guest accepted to come. But Obama stopped him, saying, "The reason I’m here? I want to see that heart-shaped potato."
McCain the Hot Potato Podcast
September 26, 2023

McCain Foods has launched a new podcast, the 'Hot Potato', stressing the importance of regenerative agriculture

Potato processor McCain Foods has launched a new podcast, 'Hot Potato'. This inspirational series explains what regenerative agriculture in and why it is important. You learn where the food industry is heading and why a transition to sustainable farming is required to prevent climate change. Collaboration is essential to get this done.
Idaho Steel Products Nex-Gem Lab Former
September 14, 2023

Idaho Steel Products introduces the Nex-Gem Lab Former for potato specialties and more

Idaho Steel Products, a leader in innovative food processing solutions, is announced the launch of its latest groundbreaking creation – the Nex-Gem Lab Former.
U.S. Potato Exports Reach Record Value and Volume July 2022 – June 2023
August 26, 2023

United States Potato Exports Reach Record Value and Volume July 2022 – June 2023

United States potato exports reached record value and volume in the 12-month period from July 2022 – June 2023. Export values increased 19.05% to USD 2.2 billion, and export volume increased 3.85% to 3.3 million metric tons (fresh weight equivalent).
An aerial view of the USD 415 Million expansion project currently under way at Lamb Weston’s American Falls facility.
August 20, 2023

Inside Lamb Weston’s USD 415 Million American Falls expansion project

Lamb Weston is in the process of significantly expanding french fry production capacity at its American Falls facility, according to a story by Sean Ellis on Idaho Farm Bureau Federation’s website.
Fresh Potato Retail Sales FY23
August 06, 2023

United States Potato Retail Sales See Double-Digit Increases July 2022 – June 2023

United States retail dollar sales of potatoes increased 16.8% July 2022 – June 2023, which closed with a strong quarter (April – June 2023) that saw retail dollar sales growth of 14.5% compared to the same period last year.
Lamb Weston product impression
July 26, 2023

Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results; Provides Fiscal Year 2024 Outlook

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2023 results and provided its outlook for fiscal 2024.
Together, we can bring back anything.
July 16, 2023

McCain Foods brings back fan favourite TV character Barb to talk about sustainability on National French Fry Day.

Every year, the earth loses 12 million hectares of farmable land due to erosion. That’s roughly one soccer field every few seconds. Erosion ruins farmable soil, and a lack of farmable soil means that the future of potatoes, and fries, are at stake.
July 13 is National French Fry Day: Get Ready To Win The Ultimate Idaho® Potato Fry-Lovers Giveaway
July 13, 2023

July 13 is National French Fry Day: Get Ready To Win The Ultimate Idaho® Potato Fry-Lovers Giveaway

Today is National French Fry Day! The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is the go-to resource for all things fries, so get ready for your crash course on best practices, tips and tricks, and the most irresistible recipes imaginable!
July 10, 2023

American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) highlights the role of Frozen Food in Reducing Food Waste

Publications from the Cornell University Dyson School of Business and market research firm 210 Analytics cast light on the lower waste rates of frozen food and how consumers are utilizing frozen food to fight back against waste, respectively.

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