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Study Aside, the Potato is Getting a Bad Rap

Jun 29, 2011
Study Aside, the Potato is Getting a Bad Rap

A letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times by Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter regarding the new Harvard study that indicates regularly eating potatoes contributes to weight gain.
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Ships Ahoy! The Idaho Potato Commission and Mr. Food Salute the Sailors Aboard the USS Ross with All American Breakfast

Jun 24, 2011
Ships Ahoy! The Idaho Potato Commission and Mr. Food Salute the Sailors Aboard the USS Ross with All American Breakfast

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) and television icon Mr. Food recently teamed up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to treat the brave men and women aboard the USS Ross to a special Idaho® Potato Boat Breakfast Buffet.
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American Heart Association Certifies Fresh Idaho® Potatoes as a Heart-Healthy Food

May 4, 2011
American Heart Association Certifies Fresh Idaho® Potatoes as a Heart-Healthy Food

When it comes to heart-healthy produce, consumers can put a check next to Idaho® potatoes on their shopping list. The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced today that the American Heart Association has certified that fresh Idaho® potatoes meet its criteria for saturated fat and cholesterol.
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Idaho Potato Commission's Potato Lover's Month Retail Display Contest Shatters Record Number of Entries in 20th Anniversary Year

May 2, 2011
Idaho Potato Commission's Potato Lover's Month Retail Display Contest Shatters Record Number of Entries in 20th Anniversary Year

More retailers than ever before decked their aisles in February with spectacular spud displays. Their motivation: The hope of winning their share of the $150,000 in cash and prizes awarded in the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) Potato Lover’s Month (PLM) Retail Display Contest. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Contest is the IPC’s longest-running promotion and has proven to be more popular than ever before, garnering a record of 2,515 entries.
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Idaho Potatoes Provide Perfect Counterpart to New USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines

Mar 18, 2011
Idaho Potatoes Provide Perfect Counterpart to New USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines

The USDA recently unveiled new Dietary Guidelines for Americans which outline evidence-based nutritional advice to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce overweight and obesity rates through improved nutrition and exercise habits. Consumers hoping to put the advice from these guidelines into practice need look no further than Idaho® potatoes to provide a wholesome nutritional base for any meal.
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Hen House Extends Celebration of Potato Lover's Month Beyond the Produce Aisle

Mar 11, 2011
Hen House Extends Celebration of Potato Lover's Month Beyond the Produce Aisle

Upscale grocery store chain, Hen House, celebrated Potato Lover’s Month (PLM) with a storewide “spudtacular” promotion that included culinary demos, giveaways and, of course, an abundant supply of Idaho® spuds.
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Utah Grocer Fresh Market Builds World's Largest Idaho® Potato Display

Feb 16, 2011
Utah Grocer Fresh Market Builds World's Largest Idaho® Potato Display

February is Potato Lover’s Month and spud lovers in Spanish Fork, Utah are in for a special treat. Fresh Market grocery store has built the world’s largest Idaho® potato display in the produce department using 240,000 russet potatoes. The display made its debut today and will be up until every last potato is sold!

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Idaho Potato Commission Earns Recognition for Best Agricultural Cooperative Website

Dec 13, 2010
Idaho Potato Commission Earns Recognition for Best Agricultural Cooperative Website

America’s number one potato, the Idaho® potato, has earned another number one title: Best Agricultural Cooperative Website. The award was presented by food enterprise expert Tim Forrest, publisher of Good Food Sales blog, who reviewed more than 540 agricultural websites nationwide.
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R.J. Andrus of Idahoan Foods Appointed Chairman of The Idaho Potato Commission

Sep 24, 2010
R.J. Andrus of Idahoan Foods Appointed Chairman of The Idaho Potato Commission

At the annual Idaho Grower Shippers Association’s Industry Breakfast held in Sun Valley, ID, Commissioner R.J. Andrus was appointed Chairman of the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) and Commissioner Jim Tiede was appointed Vice Chairman. Both Andrus and Tiede will serve one-year terms.
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Over 500 Volunteers Spend Two Days Assembling Manna Pack™-Potato Meals to Help Starving Children Around the Globe

Aug 17, 2010
Over 500 Volunteers Spend Two Days Assembling Manna Pack™-Potato Meals to Help Starving Children Around the Globe

Eagle, ID, August 17, 2010 -- Over 500 volunteers gathered at American Falls High School in American Falls, Idaho for the first mobile Manna Pack packing event to help assemble 300,000 Manna Pack™-Potato meals that will be shipped to countries around the world to help malnourished children, including those in Haiti. Manna Pack™-Potato is a “first food” designed specifically for malnourished children with diarrhea, containing potato granules, soy flour, vitamins, minerals and sweet potato flavoring.
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