Latest News from the IPC

Oct 3, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dust Off Your Boots and Spurs...

EAGLE, IDAHO, October 3, 2007 - In Texas they do things BIG and while in Houston, Texas, for the 2007 PMA Conference, the Idaho Potato Commission is showing attendees it's the biggest potato gun in town. For three consecutive years, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has had one of the most popular booths at PMA and 2007 will be no different.
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Sep 27, 2007

Idaho Potato Commission Adds Fresh Talent to Its Strong Retail Food Team

EAGLE, ID, September 27, 2007 - The Idaho Potato Commission welcomes Kent Beesley as Retail Promotions Director/West. Beesley will be responsible for educating retailers on how Idaho Potatoes can help boost profits in the potato category in grocery stores and other venues where potatoes are sold. Kent's territory covers Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
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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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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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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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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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May 24, 2007

Retailers Display Their Love of Idaho Potatoes

Retailers love their spuds, and from the 2,000 entries received, it's evident that February is, without a question, Potato Lovers Month. This year more than $150,000 in cash and merchandise prizes were awarded to retailers across the country and every qualified entrant received a free MP3 Digital Music player, a $70 value!
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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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May 8, 2007

Idaho Potato Commission Opening Doors to Cuba

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) was recently part of a delegation of 35 Idahoans, including Governor C.L. 'Butch' Otter, who traveled to Cuba to meet with government officials to discuss trade opportunities between Cuba and Idaho. The Commission focused primarily on ways to sell fresh and/or processed Idaho Potatoes into Cuba as potatoes are an important staple in the Cuban diet.
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