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Potatoes USA asks athletes ‘What are you eating?’

Denver-based Potatoes USA is kicking into high gear with a new campaign strategy tied to athletic performance.

Black Gold Farms’ red and yellow potatoes shipping from N.D.

Black Gold Farms has started harvesting red and yellow potatoes in the Red River Valley.

Water a concern for Colorado potato growers

San Luis Valley potato growers need Colorado to get more snow this coming winter than it got this past winter.

Odiorne to retire from Idaho Potato Commission

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Don Odiorne joined the Idaho Potato Commission in 1989 and will retire at the end of this year.
Aug 30, 2018 by Tom Karst #People, #Potatoes

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.