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New crop, new fingerling Party Potato plan

Potato grower-shipper group RPE is kicking off a new crop with new offerings of its fingerling Party Potatoes, under the Old Oak Farms brand.

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

Walmart helps Idaho tackle cause of rejected potato loads

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — University of Idaho researchers are working with Walmart to look at the reasons behind rejected or downgraded potato loads at the chain’s distribution centers.

Packer Insight — Idaho potatoes and Amazon

Editor Tom Karst checks in from the Idaho Grower Shippers Association Annual Convention, and retail editor Ashley Nickle details purported savings by Whole Foods shoppers since the grocery chain was acquired by Amazon.

Tailgating? Don’t forget the potatoes

As fall approaches, it’s time to get your tailgating game on, and introduce a new items to augment the burgers and hot dogs.
Aug 29, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Potatoes

Potato company Mart Group names CEO

Potato supplier Mart Group LLC, Rupert, Idaho, has hired Jason Allen as its new CEO.

Wada Farms teams with organic grower to boost supply

Wada Farms Marketing Group, Idaho Falls, Idaho, is bolstering its organic potato offerings through an exclusive partnership with Genesis Organics.

Alsum Farms & Produce celebrates 45 years

To celebrate its 45th year in business, Alsum Farms & Produce Inc., Friesland, Wis., hosted a get-together.

Aug 27, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Potatoes

Farm Fresh Direct adds San Luis Valley potato veterans

Farm Fresh Direct LLC, Monte Vista, Colo., has hired Matt Glowczewski and Roger Christensen to its sales staff.

Greenhouse, potato operations hit by immigration raids

A 10-acre hydroponic greenhouse complex and a large potato farming operation in O’Neill, Neb., were two of several agricultural businesses targeted in raids by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.