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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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Famous Television Castaway Dawn Wells of Gilligan's Island Fame Draws Fans at FMI

May 22, 2006
Famous Television Castaway Dawn Wells of Gilligan's Island Fame Draws Fans at FMI

EAGLE, IDAHO, May 22, 2006 - Dawn Wells, a legendary television icon from the 1960's show "Gilligan's Island," attended the recent FMI conference in Chicago, May 7 -9. The famous actress, best known for playing Mary Ann on the show, was in town to promote her Idaho family film festival, called Spudfest, and to lend support to the Idaho Potato Commission, a major Festival sponsor.
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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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Self-Proclaimed "Heart Lover" Finds Unusual Heart-Shaped Spud During Potato Lover's Month!

May 8, 2006
Self-Proclaimed "Heart Lover" Finds Unusual Heart-Shaped Spud During Potato Lover's Month!

May 8, 2006 - Idaho Potato lover, Linda Greene of Moon Township, Pennsylvania reached into her sack of America's best-loved potatoes and found a miracle potato! Formed in the shape of a perfect heart, this Idaho Potato was quite a find for this lover of all things "heart," particularly when she was informed that she found her romantic spud during Potato Lover's Month!
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Record Number of Retailers Enter 2006 Potato Lover's Month Contest

May 1, 2006
Record Number of Retailers Enter 2006 Potato Lover's Month Contest

EAGLE, IDAHO, May 1, 2006 - It's no secret that creative displays in the retail environment move product. Need proof? For the 15th year in a row, the number of entrants in the Potato Lover's Month Retail Display Contest significantly increased. In 2006, almost 1,000 more retailers than last year entered the contest, bringing the total number of entries to a staggering 2,680 figure. The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) and its partners Kraft® Cheese Whiz® and OSCAR MAYER®

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Mar 16, 2006
Healthier Lifestyle Curriculum Pays Off for Iowa High School's Wrestling Team

EAGLE, IDAHO, MARCH 16, 2006 - Thanks in part to a healthy lifestyle program instituted last summer, the wrestling team at Saydel High School in Des, Moines, Iowa is busy celebrating its first wrestling conference championship in the school's history.
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Mar 16, 2006
Famous Television Castaway at FMI

EAGLE, ID, March 16, 2006 - Mary Ann Summers (the "girl-next-door", shipwrecked along with six other S.S. Minnow castaways from the enduringly popular 1960's show, Gilligan's Island) is coming to Food Marketing Institute's (FMI) annual meeting for the second year in a row, thanks to the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC).
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Consumer Premium: A Free Idaho Potato Recipe Brochure

Feb 15, 2006
Consumer Premium: A Free Idaho Potato Recipe Brochure

EAGLE, ID, February 15, 2006 - Attention Home Chefs of America! In honor of Potato Lover's Month (February) and National Nutrition Month (March), the Idaho Potato Commission is debuting a free?11.5" x 5"?healthy?recipe brochure.? There are a wide variety of dishes featured, covering
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Jan 17, 2006
Close Call for Spuddy Buddy

Eagle, Idaho, January 2006 - The world renowned symbol of Idaho Potatoes, Spuddy Buddy, was involved in a frightening series of events, news of which was recently released by Mexican authorities.
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Jan 12, 2006
New University of Idaho Research Sheds Light on Best Way to Illuminate Idaho Potatoes

EAGLE, ID, January 12, 2006 - Accent lighting is becoming increasingly popular in the supermarket. Carefully aimed bulbs can enhance avocadoes' green waxy shine, boost bananas' sunny colors and make radishes, grapes and blueberries look positively mouth watering.
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