Stories tagged: potatoes
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Canada OKs Idaho company’s genetically engineered potatoes
Three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, Canadian …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Oregon city clashes with company over ‘dead flesh’ smell
Residents in a small Oregon city say the fumes coming from a nearby potato dehydration plant smell like “dead flesh,” have sent one person into an asthma attack and made …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Potato acreage down 25 percent since 2005
A Washington State University study has found a 25 percent decline in potato acreage in a significant portion of land atop the Odessa Aquifer between 2005 and 2015, due primarily …
Fri., April 28, 2017
Perdue offers hope for farming issues in Trump administration
Sonny Perdue’s views on agriculture offer some hope for longer-term stability. It wouldn’t make sense for Trump to nominate him and then ignore him.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Federal efforts to eradicate Idaho potato pest succeeding
Progress is being made eradicating a microscopic pest that has been threatening Idaho’s $900 million potato industry the last decade, federal officials say.
Tue., April 18, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: After U.S. enters World War I, Davenport Hotel raises meal prices
World War I was lead to multiple menu changes at the Davenport Hotel’s restaurant.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Davenport, other restaurants raise potato prices in response to war-time vegetable shortages
The lowly potato was making front page news because its price “continues to soar.” The Spokesman-Review said that the potato would soon be “classed as a luxury,” and that Davenport’s …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
WSU, University of Idaho join search for super spuds
A program that teamed up three universities and three agricultural commissions in 1984 has recently experienced its fourth great success with a newly bred potato that seems to be superior …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Oregon’s Columbia Basin farmers expect above-average potato harvest
Potato farmers in the Columbia Basin are expecting a better-than-average harvest this fall.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
University of Idaho eyes partnering with Peru potato center
University of Idaho officials are negotiating a deal with the International Potato Center in Peru in hopes of getting access to the center’s vast potato gene bank.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Comments sought on fighting potato pest in Idaho
Federal officials are taking public comments on possible methods to deal with a microscopic pest that has infested potato fields in southeastern Idaho.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
Farl thee well: Make these Irish potato treats
St. Patrick’s Day may have passed. But The Spokesman-Review Food section has been receiving requests for the Irish Potato Farls mentioned March 16 in an Irish cookbook contest award-winning essay.
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014
Seasonal Kitchen: Behold the varieties of locally grown spuds
This time of year, local farmers markets brim with the vibrant colors of fall. Pumpkins, apples and winter squash dominate with their rich warm hues and bright pops of color, …
Sun., Sept. 28, 2014
Russet potatoes a source of pride
It is next to impossible to find the big Russet Idaho baker potatoes in Idaho grocery stores. Depending on who you ask, the blame either falls on the Idaho Potato …
Wed., Dec. 25, 2013
Mashed or gratin, sweet or plain, tater must-haves
Mashed potatoes are creamy and comforting. So are whipped sweet potatoes topped with a velvety crust of toasted marshmallows. This time of year, the root vegetables are readily available. In …
Wed., July 3, 2013
It’s not even 9 a.m. and Leon Frechette’s house is already filled with the aroma of baking potatoes. Frechette, a former Spokane contractor and author of several books on building …
Tue., May 14, 2013, 7:18 a.m.
Biotech apples may be harbinger for Simplot spuds
BOISE — Idaho’s potato industry is gazing north of the U.S. border to a tiny Canadian apple breeder for a sign of how the public may embrace a genetically modified …
Sun., March 31, 2013
In the Garden: It’s a cool time to grow potatoes again
Potatoes are one of the most enjoyable cool-season crops to grow. Not only are the plants attractive but it’s also great fun to dig for buried treasure in the fall. …
Wed., March 27, 2013
Simplicity of brunch
Putting on a beautiful brunch shouldn’t require a team of sous chefs. They wouldn’t fit in your kitchen anyway. With some planning and a few advance preparations, brunch comes together …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2012
Washington potatoes headed to South Korea
OLYMPIA – As a Washington delegation wrapped up a trade mission in Asia this week, the United States and South Korea worked out a deal on the export of one …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012
Gregoire secures sister state
OLYMPIA – Washington has a new “sister” state, half a world away. Gov. Chris Gregoire, who is in Asia on a trade mission, announced Wednesday that Andhra Pradesh in southeast …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012
Doug Clark: Commission’s promo is no common tater
Ever since the Dawn of Man (or, for you feminists, the Dawn of Chicks), human beings have created mysterious, larger-than-life wonders that were meant to endure the mildew of time. …
Sun., April 1, 2012
This will be hard to top: Potatoes to take 32-state tour
BOISE – Call it Tuber Tour 2012. The Idaho Potato Commission is commemorating its 75th anniversary and hoping to dispel some bad press for potatoes by taking a lifelike, 6-ton …
Thu., June 23, 2011
Potatoes pile on the pounds, study says
LOS ANGELES – Public Enemy No. 1 in America’s battle of the bulge isn’t cupcakes, soda or double bacon cheeseburgers. It’s the simple potato, according to Harvard University researchers. Daily …
Thu., April 14, 2011
Students, officials protest USDA tater-tossing plan
Potatoes are being blacklisted. A proposal by federal nutrition officials to all but rid school meal programs of potatoes in favor of other vegetables and fruits has earned scorn from …
Mon., Nov. 29, 2010, 2:43 p.m.
Head of Washington potato group ends all-spud diet
The head of the Washington Potato Commission is ending his 60-day, all-potato diet lighter by 21 pounds and hungry for more than spuds.
Sun., Nov. 28, 2010
Potato-only dieter nears 60-day goal
For 60 days, Chris Voigt has been on a potatoes-only diet, and he laments that “no matter how you cook them, they’re always that same soft texture.” On Tuesday, when …
Fri., Oct. 22, 2010
Vestal: A bold statement, made one potato at a time
It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. But now – 21 days and 420 potatoes later – Chris Voigt must wonder. Voigt, head of the Washington …
Thu., Sept. 30, 2010, 11:32 a.m.
Washington potato official going on all-spud diet
The head of the Washington state Potato Commission says he’s sick of people linking spuds to junk food.
Fri., Sept. 24, 2010, 11:58 a.m.
USDA numbers show Idaho had record potato crop
New figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show the value of Idaho’s potato crop reached a record $855 million last year.