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Idaho Potato Commission’s New Television Commercial Scored BIG Points during the ESPN- Televised  Boise State University vs University of Virginia Football Game

Oct 3, 2017
Idaho Potato Commission’s New Television Commercial Scored BIG Points during the ESPN- Televised Boise State University vs University of Virginia Football Game

EAGLE, IDAHO, October 3, 2017 — The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) launched its new television commercial during the Boise State University (BSU) vs University of Virginia (UVA) football game that aired live from Albertson's Stadium in Boise, Idaho late September. As a long-standing Bronco sponsor, this marquee game presented an ideal opportunity to unveil the seventh installment of the IPC's "Missing" commercial featuring the Big Idaho® Potato Truck, Farmer Mark and his ever-faithful hound.

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 IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NEW COMMISSIONER

Sep 18, 2017
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NEW COMMISSIONER

First Female Grower is Appointed

Eagle, Idaho, September 18, 2017 – At the 2017 Idaho Grower Shippers Association meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the appointment of Mary Hasenoehrl of Gross Farms, the first female to represent potato growers. Randy Hardy of Hardy Farms and Nick Blanksma of Legacy Farms were also sworn in to serve second three-year terms.

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Japan lifts Idaho potato ban

Sep 14, 2017
Japan lifts Idaho potato ban

Original Source: Tom Karst, thepacker.com

Japan is lifting it 11-year old ban on Idaho fresh chipping potatoes.

Access was revoked in 2006 soon after the Japanese market opened for the first time for U.S. potatoes when the pale potato cyst nematode was found in Idaho.

Japantoday.com reported Sept. 13 that the government of Japan opened the doors for fresh imports from Idaho for the first time since 2006, with Japanese officials citing reduced pest risks associated with the pale potato cyst nematode.

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Myanmar Grants U.S. Potato Market Access

Sep 14, 2017
Myanmar Grants U.S. Potato Market Access

Original Source: potatogrower.com

In an announcement on its website, the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture formally approved U.S. seed and fresh potatoes for importation as of Aug. 21, 2017. U.S. potatoes are the first U.S.-origin horticulture product to be approved under Myanmar’s pest risk assessment (PRA) requirement, which came into effect on Jan. 1. Potatoes USA experts prepared the potato pest documentation for USDA submission to Myanmar to accelerate the process.

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2017 IDAHO® POTATO HARVEST KISSED BY THE SOLAR ECLIPSE  And A Few Fun Facts About America's Favorite Vegetable

Aug 18, 2017
2017 IDAHO® POTATO HARVEST KISSED BY THE SOLAR ECLIPSE And A Few Fun Facts About America's Favorite Vegetable

Eagle, Idaho, August 18, 2017 – Just days before the 2017 Idaho® potato harvest commences, 308,000 acres of America’s favorite vegetable will be blanketed by the solar eclipse, a rare occurrence when the earth, moon and sun line up perfectly, blocking the sun from the earth’s view. While millions of tourists flock to Idaho to witness the morning sky go dark for approximately two minutes, more than 700 farmers will be preparing to unearth about 13 billion pounds of potatoes in a short six-week window.

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DAVE RHODES NAMED NEW NORTHEAST RETAIL PROMOTION DIRECTOR FOR IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION

Aug 17, 2017
DAVE RHODES NAMED NEW NORTHEAST RETAIL PROMOTION DIRECTOR FOR IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION

EAGLE, IDAHO, August 17, 2017 – Produce industry veteran Dave Rhodes has joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) as Retail Promotion Director-Northeast, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. He replaces Ken Tubman, who is retiring after 15 years of service.

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Idaho Potato Commission Honors Innovation in Teaching via Social Media at 13th Annual CAFÉ Leadership Conference

Jul 10, 2017
Idaho Potato Commission Honors Innovation in Teaching via Social Media at 13th Annual CAFÉ Leadership Conference

Two foodservice training programs are rewarded for harnessing the power of popular digital communication platforms to help students excel in hospitality careers

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 10, 2017 – The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recognized new methods and breakthroughs in professional foodservice training programs with the 2017 Idaho Potato Commission Leadership Innovation Awards for Excellence in Foodservice Education at the 13th annual Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) Leadership Conference. The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach—part of South Carolina’s Horry Georgetown Technical College—hosted the award ceremony on June 22, 2017.

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Potatoes Around The World #6

Jun 28, 2017
Potatoes Around The World #6

IPC Helps Spur Higher 2016 Demand for U.S.-Grown Potatoes
Export Tip: Protecting Yourself from Non-Payment

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH WITH VEGAN COCONUT & BLACKBERRY IDAHO® POTATO ICE CREAM

Jun 26, 2017
CELEBRATE NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH WITH VEGAN COCONUT & BLACKBERRY IDAHO® POTATO ICE CREAM

EAGLE, ID (June 26, 2017) With National Ice Cream Month fast approaching, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is thrilled to share the best-kept secret ingredient to America’s favorite thick and creamy dessert. You guessed it! Idaho® potatoes! The IPC is featuring multiple Idaho® Potato Ice Cream recipes on their website throughout the month of July in honor of National Ice Cream Month.

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MATTHEW BRIGOTTI JOINS IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION AS FOODSERVICE PROMOTION DIRECTOR NORTHEAST/MIDWEST

Jun 22, 2017
MATTHEW BRIGOTTI JOINS IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION AS FOODSERVICE PROMOTION DIRECTOR NORTHEAST/MIDWEST

EAGLE, ID (June 22, 2017) - On June 15, 2017, Matt Brigotti joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) foodservice marketing team as Foodservice Promotions Director for the Northeast and Midwest, based in Richfield, OH.

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