Monday, October 24, 2011

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2011 Idaho Potato Crop Marks the 75th Anniversary for the Idaho Potato Commission

Milestone Year Kicks Off with a tribute to the Farmers and State's Rich Natural Resources

EAGLE- The 2011 Idaho potato harvest season is in full swing and the 319,000 acres that will be harvested are expected to yield more than 12 billion pounds of Idaho® potatoes. The majority of these potatoes (62%) will be used to make processed products such as frozen and dehydrated; 29% will be shipped fresh; and 9% will be grown for certified seed.

"The IPC could not ask for a better start to our 75th Anniversary year than with a quality crop of Idaho® potatoes," said Frank Muir, President and CEO, Idaho Potato Commission. "Idaho has a formula for growing potatoes that cannot be beat. Yes, our unique growing environment naturally produces a potato that is high in solids and has a lower moisture content, but the magic really belongs to the growers. They are the ones who know how to skillfully utilize Mother Nature’s gifts to grow a quality potato while maintaining the integrity of the great land on which they are grown."

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