News from the IPC "Industry" category

Apr 21, 2022

Idaho Potato Commission Celebrates Grand Opening of Seed Potato Germplasm Laboratory at the University of Idaho

April 1, 2022 Eagle, Idaho – Earlier this week the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the University of Idaho’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to officially recognize the opening of the new Seed Potato Germplasm Laboratory. The state-of-the-art facility is critical to maintaining the quality of one of Idaho’s most important agricultural commodities, the potato.

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Dec 13, 2021

Idaho® Potato Growers Share Awe-Inspiring Harvest Photos

Eagle, Idaho, December 10, 2021 -- The Idaho landscape is breathtaking, especially during potato harvest. This year the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) asked growers, those closest to the land, to submit their favorite photos for a chance to win an Idaho potato branded, KLIM jacket.

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Nov 5, 2020

The Idaho Potato Commission Appoints Three New Commissioners 2020

Eagle, Idaho, November 5, 2020 – During the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) October meeting three new Commissioners representing the grower sector of the industry were sworn in. Ron Ambrose of Four Ace Farms in Wendell; Mark Darrington of Big D Farms in Declo and Eric Jemmett of J&S Farms in Parma will each serve a three-year term. Todd Cornelison of High Country Potatoes and Brett Jensen of Brett Jensen Farms were appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively.

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Feb 24, 2020


Notice is hereby given that on Monday March 23, 2020 nominations for one grower member of the Idaho Potato Commission will be held at 3 Idaho locations.

11:00 a.m. - Burley Inn, 800 N. Overland Ave, Burley, ID 83318

2:00 p.m. - Wingers,3150 Foothills Ave, Mountain Home, ID 83647

4:30 p.m. - Hampton Inn, 5750 E. Franklin Rd, Nampa, ID 83687

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Oct 29, 2019

The Idaho Potato Commission Appoints Three New Commissioners 2019

Eagle, Idaho, October 29, 2019 – During the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) October meeting three new Commissioners were sworn in. Grower, Julie VanOrden of Garth VanOrden Farms in Pingree; processor Paul Sato from McCain Foods, USA, Inc.; and shipper Bryan Wada of Wada Farms will each serve three-year terms. Nick Blanksma of Legacy Farms and Todd Cornelison of High Country Potatoes were appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively.

“I’m pleased to welcome Julie, Paul and Bryan to the Idaho Potato Commission. From farming to processing to politics, their impressive backgrounds and experience will be instrumental as we develop and implement new marketing programs that will shape the future of Idaho’s most important agricultural product, the Idaho® potato,” said Frank Muir, President & CEO, Idaho Potato Commission (IPC).

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Nov 8, 2018

Jamie Bowen Elected to International Foodservice Editorial Council Board at Annual Conference

Boise, Idaho, November 8, 2018 – Members of the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) recently elected Jamie Bowen, Marketing Manager for the Idaho Potato Commission, to serve on the Board of Directors at its 62nd annual conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bowen will serve a two-year term on the IFEC Board.

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Aug 21, 2018


Eagle, Idaho, August 21, 2018 – The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is thrilled to announce the launch of its redesigned website with more mobile-friendly formats, scroll features, modified layouts and a load-on-demand feature. With over 2 million views in the last 12 months, it's very important to the IPC that consumers have a seamless experience on the IPC site.

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May 22, 2018

Industry Veteran Ross Johnson to Help Boost Idaho® Potato Sales Domestically and Internationally

EAGLE, Idaho, May 22, 2018 –The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is preparing for an expanded sales push both in the United States and abroad with the addition of Ross Johnson as the new IPC International Marketing Director.

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Mar 1, 2018


USDA Calculates Idaho Potato Crop Value Grew 22.7% to $1.2B

Eagle ID (March 2018)— Idaho, the United State’s top producing potato state since 1957, reached a new crop high in 2017. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the preliminary estimated value for the Idaho® Potato crop is $1.2 billion, a 22.7% leap from the previous year. Harvested acreage was down 5% and yields were down 1.2%.

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Sep 18, 2017


First Female Grower is Appointed

EAGLE, ID, September 18, 2017 – At the 2017 Idaho Grower Shippers Association meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the appointment of Mary Hasenoehrl of Gross Farms, the first female to represent potato growers. Randy Hardy of Hardy Farms and Nick Blanksma of Legacy Farms were also sworn in to serve second three-year terms.

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