Idaho

History of the University of Idaho Potato Storage Project

Understanding storage requirements of new potato varieties can have a profound effect on processing and fresh pack quality and financial wellbeing of ... READ MORE »

Wet spring, high input costs a challenge, but Eagle Eye Produce ready to ship ’22 potatoes

Harvest 2022 is underway in many of the major potato-producing regions of the United States, including Idaho and Washington. Eagle Eye Produce, a s... READ MORE »

Idaho potato acres down 8% this year

Idaho farmers planted 25,000, fewer potato acres this year, an 8% decrease compared with 2021. Idaho farmers planted an estimated 290,000 acres of ... READ MORE »

Idaho potato packing costs skyrocketing, report shows

The cost of packing Idaho’s most famous commodity, potatoes, has risen at least 36% over the past two years. That’s according to a new report fun... READ MORE »

USDA-NRCS releases May Idaho water report

USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Services (NRCS) released the Water Supply Outlook Report for May. Even with April rains and an addition to s... READ MORE »

Pacific Northwest wildfire, smoke risk presents potential harm to potato plants

Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, and that’s certainly been the case in the Western U.S. in recent years. The increasing number of W... READ MORE »

Water concerns abound in Idaho following lackluster snowpack

A strong winter snowpack to fill Idaho’s reservoirs and canals for the 2022 growing season was the hope for the state’s potato farmers following t... READ MORE »

Improving quality of Idaho potatoes in the retail sector

When retail grocers complain about defects in fresh potatoes, it’s something you pay attention to when your state happens to be famous worldwide for... READ MORE »

Column: Frites by Idaho, a french fry-scented perfume

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is always looking for new and creative ways to promote Idaho potatoes and most importantly engage consumers — espe... READ MORE »

Input costs, inflation expected to affect Pacific Northwest ag

Northwest Farm Credit Services, a Northwest agricultural lending cooperative, has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of... READ MORE »


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