EAGLE, ID, October 3, 2017 — The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) launched its new television commercial during the Boise State University (BSU) vs University of Virginia (UVA) football game that aired live from Albertson's Stadium in Boise, Idaho late September. As a long-standing Bronco sponsor, this marquee game presented an ideal opportunity to unveil the seventh installment of the IPC's "Missing" commercial featuring the Big Idaho® Potato Truck, Farmer Mark and his ever-faithful hound.
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.
EAGLE, ID, August 18, 2017 – Just days before the 2017 Idaho® potato harvest commences, 308,000 acres of America’s favorite vegetable will be blanketed by the solar eclipse, a rare occurrence when the earth, moon and sun line up perfectly, blocking the sun from the earth’s view. While millions of tourists flock to Idaho to witness the morning sky go dark for approximately two minutes, more than 700 farmers will be preparing to unearth about 13 billion pounds of potatoes in a short six-week window.
EAGLE, ID (June 26, 2017) With National Ice Cream Month fast approaching, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is thrilled to share the best-kept secret ingredient to America’s favorite thick and creamy dessert. You guessed it! Idaho® potatoes! The IPC is featuring multiple Idaho® Potato Ice Cream recipes on their website throughout the month of July in honor of National Ice Cream Month.
Eagle, IDAHO (June 13, 2017) - This week Lamb Weston, a leading supplier of frozen potato and vegetable products, announced the launch of its new Grown In Idaho®, brand of potato products. These are the first ever frozen potato products for retail that are made with 100% real Idaho® potatoes.
EAGLE, Idaho, May 15, 2017 – The 21st Annual Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl will kickoff on Friday, Dec. 22 at 2:00 p.m. MST/4:00 p.m. EST at Boise State University’s Albertsons Stadium and will be aired live on ESPN.
Boise, IDAHO (March 2017) – The Big Idaho® Potato Truck is back on America’s highways promoting Idaho’s most famous agricultural product, the Idaho® potato. In just six months, the Truck will log 23,000 miles, stop in more than 60 cities, both large and small, and be photographed millions of times by spud lovers across the country. The Truck’s popular “A Big Helping” charitable program will continue to support local non-profits across the country.
Vandals Head Coach Paul Petrino celebrates the team's victory over the Rams during the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl trophy presentation.
EAGLE, ID (January 13, 2017) -- In the highest scoring bowl game of the season and the third highest scoring game in bowl history, the University of Idaho Vandals defeated the Colorado State Rams (61-50) at the 20th Annual Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl. Close to 25,000 die-hard fans braved the cold weather to cheer on the teams, while 1.1 million viewers (an increase of 6% over 2015) watched the game indoors on ESPN.
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.
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.
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous "Grown in Idaho®" seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
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