News

August 18
Dave Rhodes joins Idaho Potato Commission

Produce industry veteran Dave Rhodes has joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) as retail promotion director-northeast, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. He replaces Ken Tubman, who is retiring after 15 years of service. Rhodes will work with reta... more


August 17
FSNS food safety training schedule set for fall

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) announced its fall 2017 course schedule for food safety training. FSNS offers certified training programs that assist the food industry in meeting food safety and quality measures within plants and processes and among ... more


August 15
RPE introduces new fingerling potato product

Old Oak Farms, RPE’s core commodity brand, is introducing Party Potatoes to the fingerling potato category. RPE has created multi-themed promotional campaign that will span over the next several months. The campaign caters to various seasonal oc... more


August 15
Fruit, vegetable advisory committee seeking nominations

USDA is seeking nominations to fill vacancies expiring in 2017 on the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC). FVIAC, administered by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, was established by USDA in 2001. Members of the committe... more


August 14
Northern Plains field day to visit locations in North Dakota

Potato research from North Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota and USDA-ARS will be highlighted during the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 24.  This year, the field day tour will again ... more


August 14
Idaho seminar to focus on potato export topics

The Idaho Potato Export Seminar will be held August 30 in Sun Valley as part of the Idaho Grower Shippers Association annual convention. Both events are set for the Sun Valley Inn, with the export seminar running from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Topics will in... more


August 13
Little Potato Company celebrates Wisconsin facility opening

The Little Potato Company recently celebrated the official grand opening of its new U.S. processing facility in DeForest, near Madison, Wisconsin. The company’s first U.S. facility employs 100 people and represents over a $20 million investment... more


August 9
Annual United Fresh D.C. conference to kick off in Senate Kennedy Caucus Room

The United Fresh Washington Conference Celebrate Fresh Opening Reception will take place Monday, Sept.18, in one of the most historic rooms in the nation’s capital: the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. Produce industry ... more


August 8
Mexican court continues ban on US potatoes

A district court judge in Los Mochis, a city in northern Sinaloa, Mexico, has issued a ruling that continues the ban on U.S. potatoes in most of Mexico. The National Potato Council (NPC) has issued a statement in response to the ruling. The ruling... more


August 8
Second generation Innate potato cleared by Canadian government

Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have completed the food, feed, and environmental safety assessments of J.R. Simplot’s second generation of Innate potatoes. The authorizations enable the potatoes to be imported, planted and ... more



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