News from the IPC "Consumer" category

May 12, 2006

Idaho Potato Commission Ads Receive Top Honors

SANTA BARBARA, CA, May 12, 2006 - The Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) recent advertising campaigns in the consumer, retail and food service arenas, in both print and television mediums, have been awarded four prestigious "Best of NAMA" awards (one national, three regional). The National Agri-Marketing Association's "Best of NAMA" awards competition recognizes excellence in creative agri-marketing communications and is a hallmark of distinction in the agricultural advertising industry.
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May 8, 2006

Self-Proclaimed "Heart Lover" Finds Unusual Heart-Shaped Spud During Potato Lover's Month!

May 8, 2006 - Idaho Potato lover, Linda Greene of Moon Township, Pennsylvania reached into her sack of America's best-loved potatoes and found a miracle potato! Formed in the shape of a perfect heart, this Idaho Potato was quite a find for this lover of all things "heart," particularly when she was informed that she found her romantic spud during Potato Lover's Month!
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Mar 16, 2006

Healthier Lifestyle Curriculum Pays Off for Iowa High School's Wrestling Team

EAGLE, IDAHO, MARCH 16, 2006 - Thanks in part to a healthy lifestyle program instituted last summer, the wrestling team at Saydel High School in Des, Moines, Iowa is busy celebrating its first wrestling conference championship in the school's history.
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Feb 15, 2006

Consumer Premium: A Free Idaho Potato Recipe Brochure

EAGLE, ID, February 15, 2006 - Attention Home Chefs of America! In honor of Potato Lover's Month (February) and National Nutrition Month (March), the Idaho Potato Commission is debuting a free?11.5" x 5"?healthy?recipe brochure.? There are a wide variety of dishes featured, covering
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Jan 17, 2006

Close Call for Spuddy Buddy

Eagle, Idaho, January 2006 - The world renowned symbol of Idaho Potatoes, Spuddy Buddy, was involved in a frightening series of events, news of which was recently released by Mexican authorities.
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Oct 30, 2005

Idaho Potato Commission's VP of Legal and Government Affairs Shows Them How It's Done in D.C.!

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2005 - When the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced its decision to help sponsor the 30th Annual Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) as part of its annual harvest celebration program, little did it know that one of its own would go the next step (literally, mile after mile) and actually run it! This is exactly what Patrick Kole, the IPC's VP of Legal and Government Affairs did, in X hours and XX minutes - an especially noteworthy feat considering this was the first marathon he has ever participated in.
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Oct 10, 2005

Think Your Favorite Holiday Potato Recipe Is A Winner?

EAGLE, ID, October 10, 2005 – America’s favorite potato has launched a national recipe contest searching for home chefs’ favorite holiday potato recipes.
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Aug 2, 2005

Potatoes Demonstrate Staying Power as Diets Come and Go

EAGLE, ID, August 2, 2005 – Against the backdrop of the bankruptcy-court protection sought by Atkins Nutritionals Inc., the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) reiterates its position that complex carbohydrates play a critical role in a healthy lifestyle.
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Feb 11, 2005

America's Favorite Fitness Expert Re-Creates Famous Potato Sack Photo Immortalized by Marilyn Monroe Half Century Ago

BOISE, ID, Feb. 11, 2005 - The familiar phrase "you'd look good even in a potato sack" originated from a stunt pulled off by 20th Century Fox in 1952: Marilyn Monroe was under contract with the movie studio then and the studio wanted to showcase Monroe's beauty and prove that she didn't need to be dressed in gowns, furs and jewels to look good. The resulting photos – a series of shots of the beautiful 26 year old posing in heels and an Idaho Potato sack – are probably one of the most enduring photo sequences of the famous blonde.
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