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November 25, 2014
Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage
Abraham Mahshie

Strong Growing Conditions Lead to Oversupply

Moderate growing season temperatures in potato regions from the Northwest to the Southeast means a strong yield of high quality potatoes and depressed prices this year.
November 25, 2014
Miriam Jordan

Farmers Urge Congress to Act on Labor Reform

For four years, Fred Leitz has seen vegetables and fruits on his 600-acre family farm go unpicked. For even longer, he has been urging Congress to pass an immigration overhaul that solves the labor shortage.
November 24, 2014

IPC Unveils 2015 Retail Display Contest

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has revealed details of its 2015 annual Potato Lover’s Month Retail Display Contest. For the first time ever, the competition period has been extended from four weeks to eight weeks to give retailers a greater opportunity
November 24, 2014
Andy Nelson

Shippers Target Christmas for Big Sales

Transportation headaches aside, potato grower-shippers look forward to heavy promotions of high-quality spuds this holiday season.
November 19, 2014

International Ag Sector Job Board Introduced

There is a growing demand for temporary and contract workers within the agricultural sector, but at the same time it is getting more difficult for employers to find skilled staff. HuizingHarvest responds to this trend by connecting employers and job seeke
November 18, 2014
Kristi Pihl, Tri-City Herald

Officials, Growers Return from Asia Trade Mission

Northwest officials and potato growers are hopeful a recent trade mission to Southeast Asia will help spur demand for Columbia Basin spuds.
November 17, 2014
United States Potato Board

USPB Seminar Sparks Menu Innovation

The United States Potato Board hosted its 10th annual seminar at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in late October.
November 17, 2014
Potato Harvesting
Kristi Pihl, Tri-City Herald

Washington Crop Up Despite Hot Summer

Washington’s potato harvest came in a bit short of grower expectations, but this year’s crop should still be larger than last year’s when all is said and done.
November 14, 2014
Samantha Bonar

Genetically Modified Potato Lowers Cancer Risk

A new potato has been genetically modified to produce less of a potentially cancer-causing chemical when fried.
November 13, 2014
Preston Bukaty

IPC Prepares for Holidays

The Idaho Potato Commission recently revamped its website, featuring new ways to continue consuming potatoes through fall and into the winter holidays
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