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Merry Mashed Potato!

Oct 7, 2009
Merry Mashed Potato!

EAGLE, ID, October 1, 2009 -- Traditionally, the holidays offer the opportunity for increased sales and extra revenue with the onset of office parties and festive gatherings for family and friends.
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Are You Spud Stumped?

Oct 7, 2009
Are You Spud Stumped?

According to a recent survey (February 2009), potatoes are America's favorite vegetable. With consumers watching both their waistlines and their wallets, potatoes are a nutritious and affordable menu option with limitless possibilities across flavor profiles and day parts.
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Simplot and Idaho Potato Commission Host "Culinary Learning Experience"

Oct 6, 2009
Simplot and Idaho Potato Commission Host "Culinary Learning Experience"

CALDWELL, IDAHO, September 2009 - Five culinary students from across the country got the experience of a lifetime when they spent three days (September 9 - 11) in Idaho visiting a trout farm, dairy and cheese farm, lamb ranch and Idaho potato fields -- courtesy of the Simplot/Idaho Potato Commission "Culinary Learning Experience."
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Chef Alex Stratta of Wynn Las Vegas Wins $10,000 for Meals On Wheels During Idaho Potato Commission's 'Chef Challenge' at American Wine and Food Festival

Oct 6, 2009
Chef Alex Stratta of Wynn Las Vegas Wins $10,000 for Meals On Wheels During Idaho Potato Commission's 'Chef Challenge' at American Wine and Food Festival

EAGLE, Idaho, Oct. 6 -- The legendary chef and philanthropist, Wolfgang Puck, and four nationally acclaimed "chef friends" partnered with the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) for the third annual IPC Chef Challenge at the American Wine &Food Festival (AWFF), held at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 3.
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Sep 15, 2009
Celebrate the 2009 Idaho® Potato Harvest Online!

EAGLE, ID, September 15, 2009 – This harvest season, America’s favorite potato continues to please both consumers’ waistlines and wallets with a new, interactive educational video game that offers a chance to win $10,000!
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Aug 1, 2009
Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) Debuts New Idaho-grown Varieties

August 2009, Eagle, Idaho -- For decades, the IPC has primarily promoted russet Burbank potatoes. In fact, when anyone says "potato," everyone immediately thinks Idaho.
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Idaho Potato Commission and H-E-B Grocery Stores Spice Up Produce Sales with a "New Orleans Cooking Adventure" Sweepstakes

Jun 24, 2009
Idaho Potato Commission and H-E-B Grocery Stores Spice Up Produce Sales with a "New Orleans Cooking Adventure" Sweepstakes

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.
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Jun 16, 2009
Idaho Potato Commission and Idaho Fry Company Reach Agreement on Restaurant Name Change

EAGLE, ID, June 16, 2009 - Idaho Fry Company (IFC) today announced that it will comply with federal trademark laws and change its name to Boise Fry Company (BFC). The decision was made after a series of amicable and ongoing discussions between representatives from IFC and the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC).
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Fort Lauderdale Woman Wins "Free Groceries for a Year" at Publix Idaho Potato Commission and Sargento Partner with Supermarket Chain to Award $20,000+ in Groceries

Jun 4, 2009
Fort Lauderdale Woman Wins "Free Groceries for a Year" at Publix Idaho Potato Commission and Sargento Partner with Supermarket Chain to Award $20,000+ in Groceries

EAGLE, ID, June 4, 2009 - Publix customers are looking up in this down economy. The grocery giant awarded more than $20,000 in free groceries in its "Win Free Groceries for a Year Sweepstakes" presented by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) and Sargento. Sandra Browne of Fort Lauderdale, FL, was the lucky grand-prize winner of
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Jun 4, 2009
The Idaho Potato Commission Addresses The Idaho Fry Company's Name Controversy

June 4, 2009—Recently, there has been a lot of media attention and public discussion about the Idaho Fry Company's name. The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) would like to share its side of the story and correct some of the misinformation that has been disseminated. One of the IPC's primary responsibilities has been to protect its certification
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