coronavirus

Idaho Potato Conference, Eastern Idaho Ag Expo going virtual in 2021

The annual in-person Eastern Idaho Ag Expo, which takes place at Idaho State University's Holt Arena and traditionally coincides with the on-campus Id... READ MORE »

Potatoes USA adding new office, culinary facility in Denver plus other potato industry updates

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) held its annual Big Idaho Potato Harvest Meeting in a virtual, condensed format on Nov. 12. During the hour-long ... READ MORE »

COVID produce buying trends discussed by industry leader Steve Lutz

Consumers have moved away from eating at restaurants and more toward shopping for food and eating at home the past nine months, and that’s been out ... READ MORE »

US potato exports down 23% in volume during third quarter

Third-quarter exports of U.S. potatoes and potato products were down significantly as COVID-19 continues to affect demand, reported Potatoes USA Nov. ... READ MORE »

Potato industry leaders discuss demand shift impacts of COVID

Longtime Washington State Potato Commission Executive Director Chris Voigt offered an interesting take on how a shift from eating out toward eating at... READ MORE »

More than $6 billion worth of CFAP2 payments awarded

As of Oct. 19, the U.S. Department of Agriculture had nearly 350,000 applications and awarded more $6.13 billion through the Coronavirus Food Assistan... READ MORE »

Retail sales of potatoes highest in five years

Record potato sales continued at retail from July through September 2020. Total store potato sales increased by 13.6% in dollar sales and 10.6% in... READ MORE »

COVID-19 relief talks stall

Talks on the latest round of coronavirus aid temporarily fell through last week after President Trump announced he would not negotiate on a broad pack... READ MORE »

Washington-Oregon Potato Conference to be virtual in 2021

Due to the restrictions on gatherings to limit the spread of the coronavirus, organizers of the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference will not be able t... READ MORE »

Agriculture worker coalition urges for more COVID protection

More than 160 farm, food and agriculture organizations, all members of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, sent a letter Sept. 24 to the White House ... READ MORE »


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