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Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #2

Jan 4, 2017
Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #2

Newest Idaho® Potato Markets: Philippines, Taiwan
Hong Kong Digs Into Fresh, Dehydrated Idaho® Spuds
Export Tip: Potato Export Workshop

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Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #1

Dec 15, 2016
Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #1

Mexico Club Store Launches Frozen Idaho® Fries
Spud Trucks Hit the Streets In International Markets
Major China Online Store Adds Dehydrated Idaho® Potato Products
Export Tip: Potato Export Workshop

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ALL ABOARD! CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR TWO IS GRAND PRIZE IN 26th ANNUAL IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RETAIL DISPLAY CONTEST

Nov 29, 2016
ALL ABOARD! CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR TWO IS GRAND PRIZE IN 26th ANNUAL IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RETAIL DISPLAY CONTEST

Marley Chant Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker Awarded to All Entrants

EAGLE, ID (November 29, 2016) -- First-place retail display winners will set sail in the Caribbean for a seven-night getaway in an ocean-view stateroom, the new top award in the 2017 Idaho Potato Commission’s annual competition.

“We are delighted to be able to offer six all-expenses-paid vacations for two on Celebrity Cruises® as grand prizes for the 26th annual contest,” says IPC marketing manager Jamie Bowen. “The winning entrants and their category managers will be able to select from an eastern or western Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Cruises® Silhouette, for an approximate total retail value of $5,700 per prize! It’s the perfect reward for all of the hard work that goes into making these incredibly creative Idaho® potato displays that customers love, featuring Idaho® potatoes and our partner, HORMEL® Real Bacon Bits.”

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THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RELEASES

Nov 18, 2016
THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RELEASES

EAGLE, ID (November 17, 2016) -- As the first flurries begin to fall in some parts of the country, it’s a sure sign that the holiday season is upon us! This time of the year is traditionally filled with celebrations and family dinners. And as Julia Child once said, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” So to help you and your readers prepare for the season, the IPC has gathered several recipe collections for every type of celebration.

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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION KICKS OFF HOLIDAY READY RECIPE CONTEST

Nov 15, 2016
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION KICKS OFF HOLIDAY READY RECIPE CONTEST

EAGLE, ID (November 15, 2016) -- Attention food fanatics and chefs extraordinaire! During the month of November enter your favorite Idaho® potato recipe for a chance to win a $1,500 cash prize, a myriad of kitchen appliances from Kenmore® and a 15 lb. bag of fresh Idaho® potatoes. In addition to the prizes awarded for first, second and third place, a $500 “Social Spud” prize will be given to the recipe receiving the most “likes” on the contest page, encouraging contestants to share their recipe entry on their social media channels.

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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION’S NEWEST COMMERCIAL TO BEGIN AIRING NATIONWIDE NOVEMBER 11

Nov 15, 2016
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION’S NEWEST COMMERCIAL TO BEGIN AIRING NATIONWIDE NOVEMBER 11

EAGLE, ID (November 10, 2016) -- Does the real Idaho® Potato Farmer finally find his missing truck? We’ll never tell! Watch the new commercial featuring Farmer Mark and the Big Idaho® Potato Truck on national cable networks including The Food Network, CNN, Headline News, Fox News and The History and Cooking Channels beginning November 11 to find out.

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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION OFFERS CULINARY TIPS FOR MAKING

Nov 10, 2016
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION OFFERS CULINARY TIPS FOR MAKING

Eagle ID (November 2016)—When time is short in a hectic kitchen, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has created a basic and resource for chefs and culinary students that need experienced guidance for producing perfect mashed potatoes and crisp French fries from frozen potatoes.

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THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN LEADERSHIP

Sep 14, 2016
THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN LEADERSHIP

Eagle, Idaho (September 14, 2016) --The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the recent appointments of Ritchey Toevs of Toevs Farm as Chairman and Lynn Wilcox of Wilcox, Floyd & Sons as Vice Chairman of the IPC for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. 

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BIG IDAHO® POTATO TRUCK SETS SAIL IN NYC HARBOR

Sep 2, 2016
BIG IDAHO® POTATO TRUCK SETS SAIL IN NYC HARBOR

12,000 Pounds of Potatoes Donated To Manhattan's Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen as Thank You to New Yorkers

EAGLE, IDAHO (September 2, 2016) -- The world’s largest potato on wheels traded its tires for buoys in celebration of the 2016 Idaho® Potato Harvest. On Wednesday, August 24, the giant spud embarked on her maiden voyage through the New York Harbor – beginning in Brooklyn and passing all the major landmarks in South Manhattan including the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower.

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DR. POTATO IS ALWAYS ON CALL FOR IDAHO® POTATO QUESTIONS

Aug 23, 2016
DR. POTATO IS ALWAYS ON CALL FOR IDAHO® POTATO QUESTIONS

Eagle ID (August 2016)—When reviewing the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) website analytics for the past year (August 2015-August 2016), IPC staff wasn’t surprised to find that Dr. Potato (alias Don Odiorne, Vice President-Foodservice) had garnered 959,328 page views, nearly 50% of all www.idahopotato.com views.

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