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Supported by potato industry stakeholders, Washington State University expands research on soil health

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.
Key Technology Introduces Zephyr™ Next-Generation Horizontal-Motion Conveyor

Key Technology Introduces Zephyr™ Next-Generation Horizontal-Motion Conveyor

October 20, 2020
Featuring a patented direct drive with a counterbalance system, Zephyr's unique motion profile gently moves product with no segregation or stratification and at higher capacities than can be achieved with other horizontal motion conveyors.
Construction Potato Processing Plant Expansion McCain Foods - Othello to resume early October

Expansion Potato Processing Plant McCain Foods in Othello to resume early October

September 29, 2020
McCain Foods USA announced the restart of construction of its 170,000-square-foot expansion at its Othello, Washington potato processing facility. Paused due to COVID-19 restrictions, construction will resume in early October.
The WSU study estimates the reduced potato acreage lowers production by 13% or 729,120 tons of potatoes, equivalent to the weight of about 76 Space Needles.

Economic hit of COVID-19 to the Washington State Potato Sector estimated at USD 1 Billion

September 11, 2020
A WSU study has estimated the 2020 economic losses from potato production and processing in Washington. The demand shocks of COVID-19 resulted in a hit of roughly $1 billion dollars in gross state product.
McCain Foods USA Celebrates Groundbreaking of Major Expansion in Othello, Washington

McCain Foods USA Celebrates Groundbreaking of Major Expansion in Othello, Washington

October 17, 2019
McCain Foods USA, a leading supplier of frozen potato and snack food products across the country, celebrated the official start of construction of a 170,000-square-foot expansion at its Othello, Washington potato processing facility.
Key Technology presents their most flexible VERYX® Digital Sorters for vegetable processors to date

Key Technology presents their most flexible VERYX® Digital Sorters for vegetable processors to date

July 11, 2019
Key Technology presents their most versatile VERYX® belt-fed digital sorters, with specific design elements that benefit vegetable processors producing multiple products.
McCain Foods USA announced a major expansion of its potato processing capacity in Othello, Washington

McCain Foods USA announced a major expansion of its potato processing capacity in Othello, Washington

May 02, 2019
Today, McCain Foods USA Inc., a division of McCain Foods Limited, the world’s largest producer of frozen french fries, announced a $300 million investment in its Othello, Washington potato processing plant.
Will A Slow Start For Pacific North-west Potato Farmers lead to a French Fry shortage?

Will A Slow Start For Pacific North-west Potato Farmers lead to a French Fry shortage?

April 25, 2019
Spring is just now beginning to shine in much of eastern Oregon and Washington. A winter of record snowfall left the ground frozen or flooded much later than normal. As a result, farmers are getting a late start on their crops.
Key Technology Introduces Enhanced FMAlert™ for VERYX® Digital Sorters

Key Technology Introduces Enhanced FMAlert for VERYX Digital Sorters

January 09, 2019
Key Technology, introduces their enhanced FMAlert™ software for VERYX® digital sorters. FMAlert captures and saves digital images of foreign material (FM) contaminants
Key Technology adds Sort-to-Grade for potato strips to Veryx Sorters

Key Technology adds Sort-to-Grade for Potato Strips to its Veryx Sorters

March 28, 2018
Key Technology introduces VERYX® digital sorters equipped with their patented Sort-to-Grade™ software for both wet and frozen potato strips.

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