APHIS announces additions, removals from PCN infested area

On Nov. 5, 2018, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added a 147-acre field to the pale cyst nematode (PCN) infested area in Bingha... READ MORE »


Big Idaho Potato Truck logged 40,000 miles, attended 68 events in 2018

When the Big Idaho Potato dropped at midnight in front of the Idaho State Capitol Building on New Year’s Eve, the Big Idaho Potato Truck, which was ... READ MORE »


Stoddard Farms more than just free fries, clever T-shirts

Drive to Stoddard Farms on any summer or autumn day and you’ll find a packed parking lot and throngs of people holding fresh, hot french fries. T... READ MORE »

Idaho Potato Drop to celebrate fifth anniversary New Year’s Eve

Times Square, you have a growing Idahoan rival. OK, the New Year’s Eve Idaho Potato Drop in Boise likely will never overtake New York City’s ba... READ MORE »


2018 Seed Potato Crop Report: Western United States

Growing a successful seed potato crop means navigating two major variables: weather and disease/pest pressure. For the most part, growers were able to... READ MORE »

El Niño present in Pacific, could mean drier 2019 for Pacific Northwest

El Niño weather patterns are appearing over the Pacific Ocean. That could mean a drier-than-average winter wet season for the Pacific Northwest. U... READ MORE »

Projection for Idaho potato crop yield-per-acre would be best of all-time

If projections are correct, potato acreage in Idaho will prove to be more efficient in 2018 than ever before. The U.S. Department of Agriculture No... READ MORE »

Long potato numbers up in Idaho, down slightly in Oregon, Washington

A recent survey shows numbers of long potatoes weighing at least 10 ounces are up in Idaho, but down slightly in Oregon and Washington. The numbers... READ MORE »

Idaho’s spud count was low, but high quality

The weather didn’t always cooperate during Idaho’s 2017 potato-growing season, but in the end, producers turned out high-quality potatoes around ... READ MORE »

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