News from the IPC "Consumer" category

Oct 8, 2007
Idaho Potato Commission Celebrates 70th Anniversary Harvest

EAGLE, ID, October 8, 2007 - There's good news for Idaho Potato lovers across the country, especially in the top-consuming states of New York, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas! The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), representing Idaho Potato processors, shippers and growers, reports an exceptional harvest during this, its 70th Anniversary year.
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Oct 6, 2007
Au Gratin Potatoes Top List of Most Requested Recipes on Idaho Potato Commission Website

EAGLE, ID, June 24, 2009 – H-E-B Grocery stores teamed up with Idaho® potatoes and Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends® to spice up its produce sales in March. The San Antonio-based grocery chain pumped up produce purchases at its Texas locations with a “New Orleans Cooking Adventure” sweepstakes. The month-long promotion enticed H-E-B customers to add flavor to their fare, specifically Idaho® potatoes, with product discounts, and a chance to win a “New Orleans Cooking Adventure” including a trip to New Orleans and a private cooking lesson from famous chef Paul Prudhomme.
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Idaho Potato Commission Rolls Out the Burlap Carpet to Announce the Winners of Its First iTuber Video Contest

Aug 2, 2007
Idaho Potato Commission Rolls Out the Burlap Carpet to Announce the Winners of Its First iTuber Video Contest

Eagle, Idaho, Aug 2, 2007 - From coast to coast, it's evident that folks all across the country love their Idaho Spuds. Paul Searle from McMinnville, OR, John Hill from Orlando, FL, and Jay Alan Meier from Vancouver, WA are the Grand Prize winners in the first annual iTuber Video Contest sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission. Each winner will receive $1000.
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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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