Idaho

Frank Muir, longtime head of the Idaho Potato Commission, to retire later this year

Frank Muir, who has served as the Idaho Potato Commission's CEO and president since 2003, recently told commission members he intends to retire in six... READ MORE »

Double L potato equipment firm purchased by Idaho-based investor group

Double L, an Idaho-based supplier of farming equipment, has been purchased by a group of investors, the company announced March 25. The group inclu... READ MORE »

Construction on SE Idaho rail terminal set to begin

Construction is set to begin on a new intermodal rail terminal in Pocatello, Idaho, designed to improve shipping speed and economics for agricultural ... READ MORE »

APHIS adds, releases fields in Idaho pale cyst nematode regulation area

On Jan. 28, 2021, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added 444 acres to the pale cyst nematode (PCN)-regulated area in Bingham Cou... READ MORE »

Idaho-Eastern Oregon Potato Continuance Referendum dates announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a referendum April 12-30, 2021, for Irish potato producers in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon,... READ MORE »

RJ Andrus keeps potatoes coming for Idahoan Foods

As the senior manager of raw material product procurement, RJ Andrus is tasked with making sure Idahoan Foods always has potatoes to process. Andrus, ... READ MORE »

Women’s farm-business improvement series coming from University of Idaho

University of Idaho Extension will offer Southern Idaho Annie’s Project, a six-week, online course, to help Southern Idaho farm and ranch women to b... READ MORE »

Miller Research to hold series of virtual potato disease, pest management webinars

Idaho-based Miller Research is planning a series of one-hour virtual webinars in February to address various topics on potato disease and pest managem... READ MORE »

Mickelsen Farms takes lead in sharing farmers’ story with the masses

Mickelsen Farms was founded in 1988 by brothers Lynn and Dale Mickelsen and Lynn’s son, Mark, but the family’s potato-farming history in southeast... READ MORE »

IPC doing plenty to keep Idaho potatoes on tables this holiday season

This holiday season family gatherings will look a little different than past years. A survey conducted by Morning Consult found that 47% of familie... READ MORE »


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