Potatoes rank as most valuable crop in Idaho in ’18, third in Washington

Idaho and Washington consistently rank first and second in terms of U.S. potato production. Not surprisingly, potatoes are among those state’s most ... READ MORE »

Nearly 20% of Idaho potato crop still in ground following hard freeze, says IPC’s Blacker

Farmers in Idaho — the U.S.’s top potato-producing state — have been thrown for a loop by Mother Nature this year. Most recently, sub-freezing ... READ MORE »

Idaho farmers team up to beat hard freeze, Facebook video goes viral

Tensions were high on Idaho farms in the days leading up to Wednesday, Oct. 9. Unseasonably cold temperatures were due to hit overnight, meaning any u... READ MORE »

Harvest update: Rain slowing progress in key potato-growing regions

A wet spring hindered potato planting efforts around the U.S. The harvest season is turning out to be quite wet, as well. In Wisconsin, near-re... READ MORE »

Idaho Grower Shippers Association hoping to bring railroad hub to Pocatello

Idaho's proximity to large North American population centers, as well as seaports, has always made transporting potatoes a challenge. Shawn Boy... READ MORE »

Idaho Potato Commission helps minor league baseball team turn back the clock

The Idaho Falls Chukars — a minor league baseball affiliate of the Kansas City Royals — recently held an 80th anniversary throwback night that cel... READ MORE »

Idaho Potato Commission highlights state growers with ‘Thank a Farmer’ promotion

Many say potatoes put Idaho on the map. The crew at the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) doesn't disagree, but prefers to say potatoes and their dedicate... READ MORE »

Late blight confirmed in Minidoka County, Idaho

Late blight was confirmed in southwestern Minidoka County, Idaho, on Aug. 19. It was reported by the Rupert-based Miller Research. Late blight can ... READ MORE »

LaBrie Maine red potatoes

Late-summer potato crop progress reports from around the U.S.

Harvest 2019 is right around the corner for the major potato-producing regions in the northern United States. Here are a few reports from around the c... READ MORE »

Idaho Potato Commission to partner with Litehouse Foods on holiday promotion

The Idaho Potato Commission will partner with Litehouse Foods on a holiday season retail promotion in 2019. The “Mix, Mash & Be Merry” camp... READ MORE »

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