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"Pass the Potatoes, Please"

Nov 6, 2014
"Pass the Potatoes, Please"

EAGLE, Idaho, November 6, 2014 — In Idaho, the centerpiece of our holiday meal is always...you guessed it...the potato. And, it's not uncommon to find several different dishes featuring the versatile vegetable at a Thanksgiving feast or New Year's Day brunch. This holiday season, go to www.idahopotato.com
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Idaho Potato Commission’s Jamie Bowen Named ‘40 Under Forty’  Produce Industry Leader by Produce Business

Nov 5, 2014
Idaho Potato Commission’s Jamie Bowen Named ‘40 Under Forty’ Produce Industry Leader by Produce Business

Prestigious annual award honors select group of young achievers EAGLE, ID, November 5, 2014 – Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) marketing manager Jamie Bowen has been chosen as a “40 Under Forty” produce industry leader for 2014 by Produce Business magazine. “I was very excited when I found out that I had won the award – it was
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College Football Reporter Heather Cox Signs on with the Idaho Potato Commission for a Second Year

Nov 5, 2014
College Football Reporter Heather Cox Signs on with the Idaho Potato Commission for a Second Year

One of the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) MVPs, Heather Cox, is back with a new lineup of weekly videos and contests that are scoring big points with college football and Idaho® potato fans across the country. The popular college football sideline reporter and Boise resident was recruited by the IPC last year to help promote Idaho® potatoes during the fall season, one of the heaviest buying periods for the brand.
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Idaho Potato Commission Launches New National Television Commercial

Oct 21, 2014
Idaho Potato Commission Launches New National Television Commercial

For the past two years, the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) national television commercial has featured the Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck and a perplexed potato farmer who can’t seem to keep tabs on it and its fun-loving Tater Team. The IPC recently launched its new national television commercial, which again features the now famous farmer searching for his Truck. But this year his search soars to news heights with the help of a fellow farmer.

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Spooky Spuds That Are Frighteningly Delicious

Oct 16, 2014
Spooky Spuds That Are Frighteningly Delicious

Not many think of stocking up on potatoes for Halloween, but this year the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is offering seven new reasons to make sure spuds are at the top of the grocery list.

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Know Your Idaho® Potatoes: New Brochure Delivers The Facts on Russet and Other Varieties

Oct 15, 2014
Know Your Idaho® Potatoes: New Brochure Delivers The Facts on Russet and Other Varieties

Idaho® potatoes – the term refers to their source of origin – are renown for quality and reliability in all 50 states. While most consumers and foodservice operators associate the Idaho trademark with russet potatoes, Idaho growers are seeding fields with new varieties to meet a burgeoning demand for reds, yellows, and other niche varietal potatoes.

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Idaho Potato Commission Appoints New Commissioners

Sep 15, 2014
Idaho Potato Commission Appoints New Commissioners

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the recent appointment of two new Commissioners who will each serve three-year terms. Randy Hardy, from Hardy Farms in Oakley, and Nick Blanksma, a grower residing in Hammett, will be formally sworn in at the IPC’s October meeting. Mike Christensen of Melba, who has already served one term on the IPC, will also be sworn in for another term. The Commissioners were nominated by industry peers and selected by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter.

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Twenty-Five Idaho® Potato Perfect Pairings Offer a Harvest of Menu Ideas for the 2014 Crop

Sep 11, 2014
Twenty-Five Idaho® Potato Perfect Pairings Offer a Harvest of Menu Ideas for the 2014 Crop

Eagle ID (September 2014) — It’s September, and the annual potato harvest is underway across Idaho, where growers are unearthing a year’s supply of America’s favorite potatoes. To coincide with the arrival of fresh Idaho® Potato varieties in the market and to assist operators with planning for fall and winter menus, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has posted its Perfect Potato Pairings recipe web page.
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Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck Nominates Florida Department of Citrus, Washington Apples, & Georgia Peaches to Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Sep 3, 2014
Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck Nominates Florida Department of Citrus, Washington Apples, & Georgia Peaches to Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Showing its support for one of the most popular fundraisers ever, the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) Great Big Idaho Potato Truck nominated the Florida Department of Citrus, Washington Apples and Georgia Peaches to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The energetic Tater Team that travels with the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck initiated the challenge on Facebook with a video of them drenching the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck.
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As Tater Tots® Hit the Big 60, The Idaho Potato Commission Celebrates Six Decades of Tot-Inspired Menu Creativity

Aug 13, 2014
As Tater Tots® Hit the Big 60, The Idaho Potato Commission Celebrates Six Decades of Tot-Inspired Menu Creativity

When Tater Tots® began arriving in grocery stores in 1954, they quickly caught on as a snack food, a side dish and the foundation for casseroles at dinner tables across America. Across the next sixty years, foodservice operators capitalized on tot popularity, enthusiastically integrated them into menus ranging from quick service to white tablecloth. As these bite-sized potato croquettes officially move into middle age, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) salutes the tot as both an inspired potato product and a springboard for potato creativity.
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