News from the IPC "Industry" category

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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Mar 30, 2009

Idaho Potato Commission Represents Industry at 7th World Potato Congress

EAGLE, Idaho, March 30, 2009 - Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) president and CEO Frank Muir represented the Idaho® potato industry on the international front as a speaker at the 7th World Potato Congress (WPC) in Christchurch, NZ, March 23. Muir was invited to speak to more than 400 potato industry delegates from around the world on the future of processed potato products, an important trend in our "on-the-go" world.
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Sep 15, 2008

2008 Idaho Potato Harvest Forecast: Plentiful, High-Quality Spuds

EAGLE, ID, September 15, 2008 - The 2008 growing season was spectacular for Idaho spuds. The combination of warm days, cool nights and just the right amount of rainfall created the perfect growing environment for America's most famous potato. The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), representing Idaho Potato processors, shippers and growers, is confident that consumers will be more than pleased with the quality of potatoes that will soon be piled high in their grocers' produce bins.
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Oct 26, 2007

Todd Cornelison of Rigby, Idaho Named Industry Relations Director of the Idaho Potato Commission

EAGLE, Idaho, October 26, 2007 -The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is pleased to announce that Todd Cornelison has accepted the position of Industry Relations Director for the Idaho Potato Commission. This new position, which will be based in Eastern Idaho, will focus on building relationships between the IPC and all industry members, especially growers.
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Oct 12, 2007

Idaho Potato Commission Congratulates Idaho Growers On Another Harvest Well Done

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), representing Idaho Potato processors, shippers and growers, reports another excellent harvest during this, its 70th Anniversary year.
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Oct 8, 2007

Idaho Potato Commission Celebrates 70th Anniversary Harvest

EAGLE, ID, October 8, 2007 - There's good news for Idaho Potato lovers across the country, especially in the top-consuming states of New York, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas! The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), representing Idaho Potato processors, shippers and growers, reports an exceptional harvest during this, its 70th Anniversary year.
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Oct 2, 2006

2006 Harvest Is Strong

EAGLE, ID, October 2006 - Idaho Potato growers will harvest approximately 328,000 acres of Idaho Potatoes this year, yielding nearly 12 billion pounds. The overall appearance of the crop appears to be uniformly smooth and consistent. The extremely warm weather in early August did not have an adverse impact on the crop, in fact it may have accelerated the harvest. The Idaho Potato industry's mastery of the state's exceptional irrigation system ensures that despite high temperatures, even drought, irrigation is the primary water source and thus the crop is managed quite effectively. (Weather and other physical elements are major contributors to the "yield.")
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Aug 10, 2006

The Idaho Potato Commission Set to Celebrate Harvest at Idaho Annual Spud Day in Shelley

SHELLEY, IDAHO, August 10, 2006 – The Shelley Kiwanis Club and the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) are gearing up to host an Idaho tradition – the Idaho Annual Spud Day on Saturday, September 16. The day-long event is held at Shelley City Park and will be packed with dozens of fun, potato-themed games and contests. This family-oriented, down-home affair is a popular event and it celebrates the world famous Idaho® Potato harvest, which runs from September through October.
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Dec 1, 2004

Idaho Potato Commission "Goes Another Round" Versus Anti Carb Diets

BOISE, ID, December, 2004 - A determined Idaho Potato Commission continues to fight the good fight and has fired the latest salvo: a new commercial starring fitness icon Denise Austin knocking anti-carb diets and touting complex carbohydrates, such as those found in Idaho Potatoes.
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Oct 29, 2004

Ideal Growing Conditions in Idaho Contribute to Top Quality 2004 Crop

BOISE, Idaho, October 29, 2004 - Idaho Potato growers will harvest approximately 348,000 acres of Idaho Potatoes this year, producing 13.2 billion pounds of potatoes. Weather conditions during the potato growing season were ideal, and the ample rain and favorable temperatures yielded potatoes that are consistently shaped, as well as large and smoothly-textured.
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