Published online: Nov 20, 2009
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United Potato Growers of Idaho has lost its leader, and now the organization is considering whether or not to stay in business.
Jerry Wright, chief executive officer of the Idaho Falls-based organization, resigned Nov. 3 to pursue other opportunities, said Britt Raybould, a spokeswoman for the group.
Wright said he and the group's board jointly decided on his departure.
"The organization is at a crossroads, and we mutually decided it was time for a leadership change," Wright said.
If the group's membership does not represent 80% of the state's fresh potato acreage, it will disband.