Idaho

How COVID-19 is backing up potato supply chain, reducing acreage

(UPDATE: USDA announces $19 billion coronavirus relief package for food industry, including $2.1 billion for specialty crops) Stories from two pota... READ MORE »

Foodservice-to-retail shift has potato industry adjusting on the fly

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has turned the food industry upside down. Most sit-down restaurants have been forced into takeout or delivery only, w... READ MORE »

University of Idaho researchers offer tips on potato disease, harvesting, irrigation

Educational sessions were packed as potato growers learned about strategies to fight crop diseases at the 52nd Idaho Potato Conference, hosted by the... READ MORE »

Idaho crop scientist killed in avalanche

Phil Bregitzer, a longtime crop scientist based in Aberdeen, Idaho, died March 15 in Bannock County while skiing. Bregitzer, 60, was buried by ... READ MORE »

Labor-savers, latest technology highlight Idaho Ag Expo

Confronted with labor shortages, potato farmers were relieved to learn of the newest automated innovations to help them operate at peak efficiency. Ab... READ MORE »

Total US potato stocks at 204.3 million hundredweight as of Feb. 1

Total potato stocks in the U.S. were at 204.3 million cwt, in comparison to 212.8 million cwt at the same time last year, according to the USDA's Nati... READ MORE »

Spudman announces honorees of first potato industry Dream Team

There are many roles within the potato industry. Grower. Packer. Truck driver. Researcher. Crop protection specialist. Salesperson. Just like with ... READ MORE »

Idaho Potato Commission partners with ‘America’s Got Talent’ winner on new promotion

As the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) continues to make waves with its unique marketing activations, the latest partnership with Season 12 America... READ MORE »

Kobe Bryant and the Big Idaho Potato Truck

Kobe Bryant played a role in the course one of the Idaho Potato Commission’s biggest marketing tools. Bryant, the NBA legend who tragically died ... READ MORE »

State of the Potato Industry Report 2020

The U.S. potato industry has been in a fight in recent decades, a fight against negative public perception. International demand for potatoes and p... READ MORE »


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