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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 …


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.


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.


Washington farmer fully integrates farm-to-table food offerings

Brent Olsen is now a true meat and potatoes guy. This affable farmer from Aladdin, Wash., who is known for his colorful collection of spuds, recently purchased Smokey Ridge Meats …


Plant potato pieces now for plenty of spuds later

Most of us consider the potato something to fry, bake or boil and then smother with something else. In reality, this seemingly mundane vegetable has played an important role in …


Potato costs exceed prices, farmers say

IDAHO FALLS – Leaders of potato grower industry groups say a stellar growing season has been offset by prices for Idaho potatoes that have dropped to less than half of …


Potato farmers fight pests with hot mustard

Chinese hot mustard, like horseradish and habanero, is best consumed in small portions. That’s part of the thinking behind efforts by many Mid-Columbia farmers, particularly potato growers, to raise fields …


McDonald’s fries the holy grail for potato farmers

KIMBERLY, Idaho — From the fields of Idaho to tasting rooms in suburban Chicago, potato farmers, researchers and industry representatives are in the midst of an elusive hunt: finding a …


Get creative with your baked potatoes

Lately I’ve been on this stuffed baked potato kick. I bake a few large russet potatoes on the weekend or when I get home from work. Sometimes I rub them …