News on The Potato Supply Chain from Idaho

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
1,4-DMN Poised to Achieve CODEX MRL
October 11, 2023

Sprouting control agent 1,4-DMN Poised to Achieve CODEX MRL

Great news for potato producers: 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (1,4- DMN), a naturally-occurring bio-control that enhances dormancy
Seed Potato Testing
August 01, 2023

Idaho evaluating alternate method of dormancy testing for Seed Potatoes

University of Idaho doctoral student Lisa Tran’s dissertation has the potential to transform how Idaho’s seed potato certification authority does business.
Idaho potato packing operation receives $19.6M in federal funding to increase production
June 25, 2023

Idaho potato packer Mart Group will use USD 19.6M in federal funding to construct a frozen potato processing facility

The Mart Group, an Idaho potato packing operation has been awarded a USD 19.6 million USDA funding to construct a frozen potato processing facility. The investment is part of a USD 320 million effort to create better markets for agricultural producers and food businesses.
Northwest Region Potato Stocks on June 1, 2023 Totaled 34.8 Million Hundredweight
June 21, 2023

United States Northwest Region Potato Stocks on June 1, 2023 Totaled 34.8 Million Hundredweight

Potato stocks in Idaho on June 1, 2023 totaled 19.0 million cwt. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was
101.7 million cwt. June 1 potato stocks in Oregon totaled 2.80 million cwt.
Japan won’t accept fresh Idaho potatoes, so U.S. lawmakers are pushing for change
June 05, 2023

Japan won’t accept fresh Idaho potatoes, so US lawmakers are pushing for change

Idaho potatoes make it far into Asian markets, but Japan has yet to open its doors to the Gem State’s most famous export.
The Idaho Potato Commission’s Frites Campaign Crowned Grand Champion, Sweeps Awards at Best of NAMA 2023
May 22, 2023

The Idaho Potato Commission’s Frites Campaign Crowned Grand Champion, Sweeps Awards at Best of NAMA 2023

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) was declared the Grand Champion at the National Agri-Marketing Association’s (NAMA) award show held on April 26 in St. Louis, MO for its public relations campaign Frites by Idaho.
Idaho® Potatoes Are First Vegetable to Participate in American Diabetes Association Better Choices for Life Program
April 17, 2023

Idaho® Potatoes to Participate in American Diabetes Association Better Choices for Life Program

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) and the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) have announced a multi-year partnership making fresh Idaho® potatoes the first vegetable to participate in the ADA’s esteemed, Better Choices for Life program.
University of Idaho researchers developing nematode resistant potatoes.
January 04, 2023

University of Idaho researchers developing nematode resistant potatoes

University of Idaho researchers are introducing genes from a plant in the nightshade family into potatoes, seeking to develop spuds that resist harmful nematodes.  The plant, called ‘litchi tomato’, has natural resistance to several species of cyst and root-knot nematodes.
New Hire and Promotions at the Idaho Potato Commission
October 22, 2022

New Hire and Promotions at the Idaho Potato Commission

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recently announced the addition of Sam Eaton as the new Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs. Ross Johnson has been promoted to Vice President of Retail and International.
Fingerling potato (Russian banana)
October 04, 2022

Wilcox Fresh expands its supply of Famous Idaho Potatoes by acquiring heirloom fingerling grower and shipper, Southwind Farms.

Floyd Wilcox & Sons Inc. dba Wilcox Fresh is excited to announce the acquisition of Southwind Farms located in Heyburn, ID. Wilcox Fresh was established in Rexburg, ID in 1948 by Floyd Wilcox shortly after his sons returned home from WW2.
Eagle Eye says Idaho potato crop showing high quality but smaller sizing.
October 03, 2022

Eagle Eye says Idaho potato crop showing high quality but smaller sizing

Eagle Eye Produce had been harvesting new crop potatoes for several weeks before beginning harvest for its storage supplies the week after Labor Day. While it is still too early to know the overall projection for the crop.
Simplot's 4Sight 2030 Goals
August 20, 2022

Simplot's 4Sight 2030 Goals

Recently Simplot, a potato processor and a supplier of a wide range of agricultural products, highlighted its sustainability goals. Covering all aspects of the agricultural value chain, gives Simplot on edge...
Potato LEAF Awards 2022-23 Scholarship to Paige Hickman
August 14, 2022

Potato LEAF Awards 2022-23 Scholarship to Paige Hickman

The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) awards its 2022-23 Academic Scholarship to Paige Hickman, a Ph.D. student at University of Idaho, studying plant-parasitic nematodes, insect pests, and diseases of potato.
Soiltech Wireless Completes USD 2.5M Funding Round to Increase Product Velocity and Advance Stability
July 23, 2022

Soiltech Wireless - provider of an affordable soil moisture sensor - completes USD 2.5M Funding Round

Soiltech Wireless, a leader in remote crop monitoring and traceability from farm to transport and storage, has completed its seed funding round of USD 2.5 million. Homegrown Capital was the leader in this round along with Great North Ventures
Later start on smaller crop of Idaho potatoes this summer
June 29, 2022

Later start on smaller crop of Idaho potatoes this summer

Supplies of Idaho potatoes continue to be extremely tight and will likely gap before fresh crop potatoes come on later this summer.
New Idaho Potato Commission CEO is a potato guy through and through
May 30, 2022

New Idaho Potato Commission CEO is a potato guy through and through

In as much as it’s possible, Jamey Higham, the new president and CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission, has potatoes in his blood. Higham, who in February took over leadership of the commission that promotes the state’s most famous product
Snake River Manufacturing Announces Facility Renovations and Investments in Southern Idaho
January 15, 2022

Snake River Manufacturing Announces Facility Renovations and Investments in Southern Idaho

Snake River Manufacturing, the parent company of Double L and SRM-Kodiak, continues to invest in Southern Idaho. Currently, Snake River Manufacturing is renovating the entire Kodiak corporate and manufacturing office in Burley, Idaho.

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