News from the IPC "Consumer" category

Aug 2, 2007
Idaho Potato Commission Debuts Winners of iTuber Video Contest

There was no shortage of creativity in the first ever iTuber video contest. Folks across the country were given a chance to win $1,000 for their videos starring Idaho's famous potato. From rap songs to operettas to science projects, it?s evident people love their spuds. The winning videos made their national debut on August 2nd at
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Troy Aikman and Idaho Potato French Fries Star in Wingstop TV Commercial

Jul 26, 2007
Troy Aikman and Idaho Potato French Fries Star in Wingstop TV Commercial

Wingstop Restaurants recently launched a television commercial featuring two American icons: former Dallas Cowboy quarterback, Troy Aikman, and Idaho Potatoes.
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Air Force Sergeant with Roots in Idaho Tattoos "Grown in Idaho" Seal on Arm

Jun 6, 2007
Air Force Sergeant with Roots in Idaho Tattoos "Grown in Idaho" Seal on Arm

Eagle, Idaho, June 6, 2007 - A five-pound bag of Idaho Potatoes isn't the only place you'll find the "Grown in Idaho" Seal. While stationed in Guam, Technical Sergeant Ben David, who is currently stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, had the famous "Grown in Idaho" Seal tattooed on his right shoulder...complete with the registered trademark...of course!
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Idaho Potato Commission Launches First Video Contest on YouTube

May 31, 2007
Idaho Potato Commission Launches First Video Contest on YouTube

The IPC is reaching out to spud lovers across the country, asking them to work their magic in front of the camera with America's favorite vegetable: the Idaho Potato. They want to see what people are doing with their Idaho spuds -- whether it's making fabulous meals, using potatoes to help get broken light bulbs out of sockets or even using an Idaho Potato as the "star" of a movie -- and have launched a video contest on YouTube.com.
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Idaho Potato Commission Receives Congressional Honors in Recognition of 70th Anniversary

May 15, 2007
Idaho Potato Commission Receives Congressional Honors in Recognition of 70th Anniversary

Eagle, Idaho, May 15, 2007 -- Idaho's Congressional Delegation has introduced two resolutions to the U.S. Congress designating May 2007 as "Idaho Potato Month" and recognizing the 70th Anniversary of the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC). The delegation consists of Senator Larry E. Craig, Senator Mike Crapo, Congressman Bill Sali and Congressman Mike Simpson.
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Oct 2, 2006
2006 Harvest Is Strong

EAGLE, ID, October 2006 - Idaho Potato growers will harvest approximately 328,000 acres of Idaho Potatoes this year, yielding nearly 12 billion pounds. The overall appearance of the crop appears to be uniformly smooth and consistent. The extremely warm weather in early August did not have an adverse impact on the crop, in fact it may have accelerated the harvest. The Idaho Potato industry's mastery of the state's exceptional irrigation system ensures that despite high temperatures, even drought, irrigation is the primary water source and thus the crop is managed quite effectively. (Weather and other physical elements are major contributors to the "yield.")
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Oct 2, 2006
America's Favorite Fitness Expert Touts Benefits of Idaho Potatoes in Two New National Television Commercials

EAGLE, ID, September, 2006 - Just as the fall harvest season is kicking into high gear, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) prepares to launch two brand new national television commercials starring fitness icon Denise Austin. The new ads - slated to start running in cities across the country in September -- feature Denise in a relaxed gym-setting talking about all the reasons why she likes Idaho Potatoes.
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Sixth Annual World Potato Congress & Farm Show Comes to Idaho

Aug 15, 2006
Sixth Annual World Potato Congress & Farm Show Comes to Idaho

EAGLE, ID, August 15, 2006 – Along with the rest of the Boise area, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is busily preparing for the Sixth World Potato Congress &Farm Show set to occur in Idaho’s capital city Aug. 20-26.
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The Idaho Potato Commission Set to Celebrate Harvest at Idaho Annual Spud Day in Shelley

Aug 10, 2006
The Idaho Potato Commission Set to Celebrate Harvest at Idaho Annual Spud Day in Shelley

SHELLEY, IDAHO, August 10, 2006 – The Shelley Kiwanis Club and the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) are gearing up to host an Idaho tradition – the Idaho Annual Spud Day on Saturday, September 16. The day-long event is held at Shelley City Park and will be packed with dozens of fun, potato-themed games and contests. This family-oriented, down-home affair is a popular event and it celebrates the world famous Idaho® Potato harvest, which runs from September through October.
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Idaho Potato Commission Ads Receive Top Honors

May 12, 2006
Idaho Potato Commission Ads Receive Top Honors

SANTA BARBARA, CA, May 12, 2006 - The Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) recent advertising campaigns in the consumer, retail and food service arenas, in both print and television mediums, have been awarded four prestigious "Best of NAMA" awards (one national, three regional). The National Agri-Marketing Association's "Best of NAMA" awards competition recognizes excellence in creative agri-marketing communications and is a hallmark of distinction in the agricultural advertising industry.
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