News from the IPC "Industry" category

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

IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION ANNOUNCES VALUE OF 2017 CROP

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

IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NEW COMMISSIONER

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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Jun 22, 2017

MATTHEW BRIGOTTI JOINS IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION AS FOODSERVICE PROMOTION DIRECTOR NORTHEAST/MIDWEST

EAGLE, ID (June 22, 2017) - On June 15, 2017, Matt Brigotti joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) foodservice marketing team as Foodservice Promotions Director for the Northeast and Midwest, based in Richfield, OH.

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Sep 14, 2016

THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN LEADERSHIP

Eagle, Idaho (September 14, 2016) --The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the recent appointments of Ritchey Toevs of Toevs Farm as Chairman and Lynn Wilcox of Wilcox, Floyd & Sons as Vice Chairman of the IPC for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. 

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Dec 1, 2015

STANLEY TROUT JOINS IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION AS FOODSERVICE PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR/SOUTHEAST

STANLEY TROUT JOINS IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION AS FOODSERVICE PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR/SOUTHEAST 

Eagle ID (December 2015)—On December 1, 2015, Stanley Trout joins the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) foodservice marketing team as Promotions Director for the Southeast, based in Nashville, TN. Working closely with Don Odiorne, Vice President-Foodservice and the other regional foodservice promotion directors, Trout will lead the marketing outreach to distributors and produce specialists in his territory, as well as conduct Idaho® potato product seminars and educational sessions, and represent the brand and industry at foodservice trade shows.

 

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Aug 24, 2015

IIDAHO POTATO COMMISSION LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE PACKED WITH UPGRADES

EAGLE, Idaho, August 24, 2015 – The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recently updated its website to make it easier than ever for consumers to spend quality time online with Idaho® potatoes. Two of the most exciting changes include an improved experience on mobile devices and a new contemporary design.

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Jun 1, 2015

A Cut Above: Idaho® Potato Commission’s 2015 Potato Lover’s Month Contest Entries Top All Other Commodity Display Competitions

Grocery retailers nationwide set out their sharpest spud displays for the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 2015 retail competition, which was extended from four weeks to eight weeks for the first time so that ample shipments of Idaho® potatoes would be available.

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Feb 6, 2015

Idaho Potatoes Offer a One-Two Punch: Flavor and Nutrition

February is National Heart Month, and a reminder to everyone to take care of their hearts. Fresh Idaho® potatoes, certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food, naturally contain many of the nutrients your heart needs to be strong.

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Jan 5, 2015

Idaho Potato Commission Rings in 2015 as Presenting Sponsor of 2nd Annual Idaho New Year's Eve Potato® Drop

It was noisy in Boise for the Second Annual New Year’s Eve Idaho® Potato Drop. Seconds before the stroke of midnight, a 17-foot long spud was lowered by crane in the downtown area to ring in 2015. Tens of thousands attended this family-friendly event including the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) Big Idaho® Potato Truck and lovable mascot, Spuddy Buddy.

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