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Idaho Potato Conference goes virtual this year

Idaho Potato Conference goes virtual this year

January 10, 2021
Given the unusual times of a global pandemic, the Idaho Potato Conference shifted from the annual in-person conference held in Pocatello to three days of virtual presentations.
Sensor can help save 500 million gallons of water and 250,000 gallons of gasoline across 10,000 acres of farmland

Soiltech has expanded the functionality of its soil moisture sensor with temperature, humidity, location and impacts

December 30, 2020
Enabled by AT&T’s nationwide, highly secure LTE-M cellular network, the Soiltech Sensor precisely records and transmits data for soil moisture, temperature, humidity, location and impacts that may create bruising while crops are being grown, transported, and stored.
The Idaho Potato Commission Appoints Three New Commissioners

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.
Ample supplies of medium and small size potatoes on the market in Idaho

Ample supplies of medium and small size potatoes on the market in Idaho

September 04, 2020
The Idaho potato harvest has started. For Eagle Eye Produce, the harvest kicked off in central Idaho during the first week of August with their russet potatoes.
As Idaho's potato harvest gets underway, a look back at how it got started

As Idaho's potato harvest gets underway, a look back at how it got started

September 04, 2020
Farmers all across Idaho will be in their fields from now through most of October collecting the state's signature crop.
COVID-19 pandemic could force down Idaho potato acres

COVID-19 pandemic could force down Idaho potato acres

April 28, 2020
Total acres of Idaho’s iconic potato crop could decrease significantly this year as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Although there was a rush on potatoes at grocery stores early on.
An Idaho farm is giving away 2 million potatoes because coronavirus has hurt demand

An Idaho farm is giving away 2 million potatoes because coronavirus has hurt demand

April 17, 2020
With coronavirus severely affecting the potato supply chain, a farm in Idaho is giving away about 2 million potatoes so they don't go to waste. First come, first served.
Idaho Potato Commission mulls grower group funding

Idaho Potato Commission mulls grower group funding

March 31, 2020
The Idaho Potato Commission will seek the attorney general's guidance on a funding request by a recently formed association of growers.
Potato plants at highest risk of potato virus Y infection during first three weeks

Potato plants at highest risk of potato virus Y infection during first three weeks

February 26, 2020
Potato virus Y is the most economically important and devastating aphid-transmitted virus, affecting both tuber yield and quality. The virus is also a major cause of seed potato degeneration, which leads to regular flushing out of seed potatoes.
Wada Farms organic potato program continues to grow

Wada Farms organic potato program continues to grow

December 18, 2019
With demand for organically-grown produce continuing to increase, Wada Farm Marketing Group LLC in Idaho Falls, ID, made a commitment several years ago to greatly expand its organic offerings across all of its product lines.

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