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Perdue thanked for support of expanding potato trade with Mexico

The National Potato Council and a dozen other U.S. state and regional potato associations on Aug. 16 thanked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for his support of expanded U.S. fresh potato exports to Mexico.

Retail potato sales value increases

Retail scan data from IRI for the July 2018 through the June 2019 marketing year reveals that total potato sales increased in dollars by 2% while sales volume declined by 1%.

Survey reveals potato consumption habits, favorite attributes

A survey commissioned by Little Potato Co. found that 55% of Americans rank potatoes as their favorite comfort food.

Organic Wisconsin potatoes pick up some steam

Not everybody grows or handles organic potatoes in Wisconsin, but those who do say it’s a worthwhile category.

Wisconsin growers anticipate big crop this season

Wisconsin potato growers predicted their entire industry should be digging in earnest by mid-August, although some spuds were on track to come out as early as the last week of July, suppliers said.

Holiday promotion mashes up Idaho potatoes, Litehouse Herbs

The Idaho Potato Commission and Litehouse Inc. are spicing up side dishes and produce sales with a retail promotion for the holiday season.

Retail potato sales up for final quarter of FY 2019

Although fresh potato sales have struggled in the current fiscal year, the most recent quarter saw improved sales and volume moved through retail outlets.
Jul 31, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Potatoes

Annual Tater Trot to benefit FFA chapters

Alsum Farms & Produce is set to host the third annual Tater Trot 5K run/walk.

National Potato Council meeting draws almost 150 industry leaders

Almost 150 potato growers and industry leaders met at the National Potato Council’s summer meeting in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., to discuss industry policy priorities. 

Can potatoes ease anxiety and depression?

Fresh Solutions Network, supplier of Side Delights potatoes and onions, is one of many fresh produce companies promoting recent research that shows a link between more vegetables and a better state of mind.