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Idaho Potato Commission names Southeast retail promotion director

The Eagle, Idaho-based Idaho Potato Commission has named Mark Daniels as retail promotion director for the Southeast.

Weather cuts potato acreage, production dips 6%

Growers have fewer potatoes to sell compared with a year ago but they are getting more money for what they do have.

Kwik Lok Corp. has green closure

Union Gap, Wash.-based Kwik Lok Corp. has introduced the Eco-Lok bag closure, said Karen Reed, marketing and communications director.

Russets rule, but varieties add appeal to Idaho spuds

Potatoes may be a dinner-table staple, but they don’t have to be boring, marketers of Idaho potatoes say.

UPDATED: Mother Nature deals setbacks to Idaho, North Dakota potatoes

(UPDATED, Oct. 24)  Weather in Idaho and the Red River Valley in North Dakota and Minnesota will affect how many table stock potatoes those regions have this season. 

Potato exporters optimistic about 2020 shipments

Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines are the top five export market for Idaho potatoes, according to the Eagle-based Idaho Potato Commission.

Idaho potato growers anticipate big spud crop this season

The Idaho potato season is well underway, with plenty of supplies for holiday dinners, marketers say.

Idaho growers expect strong quality on spud crop

The Idaho fresh potato crop features strong quality and a mix of sizes for 2018, with russet norkotahs tending toward larger sizes and russet burbanks showing a mix of sizes.

Idaho potatoes: 412 pounds shipped a second

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The Idaho potato industry has come a long way, in the right direction, over the last 15 years.
Aug 30, 2018 by Tom Karst #Idaho Potatoes, #Potatoes

Potato Lover’s Month promo nearly over

The Idaho Potato Commission’s Potato Lover’s Month promotion is so big that it lasts for two months.