BOISE, Idaho-The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has decided potato processing waste used as animal feed should remain exempt from state regulations imposed on other feed sources.
The state Legislature, which had always exempted potato processors from feed regulation, decided during the last session to let ISDA make its own rules for exemptions. ISDA published a pending rule in September that would have removed the exemption on potato waste.
"As we went through the rule making, we thought we were hearing a desire by some in the feed industry to register those (potato processing waste) products," said Lloyd Knight, ISDA's administrator of the Division of Plant Industries.
SOURCE: John O'Connell, Capital Press