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Canada OKs Idaho Company’s Genetically Engineered Potatoes

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Canadian officials say 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.

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Idaho Potato Nachos Are Not What You Think But They Are Delicious

This is not Sparta. This is Idaho and we make stuff out of potatoes.

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French Fries Maker to Begin $200 Million Expansion in Burley

BURLEY, Idaho (KLIX) A frozen French fries maker plans a major expansion in the Mini-Cassia area this year. McCain Foods USA announced it will pump more than $200 million into the Burley plant to expand the potato processing factory...

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There’s A New Idaho Potato Song And It Is As Weird As They Come

Idaho has been in news stories for any number of reasons, in movies, and TV shows but I think this is the first time I've seen Idaho even referenced in a cartoon like this.

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Rain Delays Idaho Potato, Wheat Planting

AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Eastern Idaho farmers are hoping for a hot and dry spell after cold rain delayed much of their spring planting schedules.

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Federal Efforts to Eradicate Idaho Potato Pest Succeeding

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials say progress is being made eradicating a microscopic pest that has been threatening Idaho's $900 million potato industry the last decade.

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Officials Confirm Potato Pest Finding in Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A quarantined potato pest has been found in another field in Eastern Idaho.

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Governor "Butch" Otter meets with Chinese representatives on a recent trade mission in late October. Photo courtesy Office of the Governor
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Idaho Governor Sees More Trade Opportunities in China

BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) Idaho's governor says the recent trip to China proved to be a success and identified future potential in the Asian market.

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US Approves 2 Types of Genetically Engineered Potatoes

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of two types of potatoes that are genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.

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Feds Fine Idaho Potato Processor $273,000 after Gas Release

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal authorities have fined an Idaho food processing company $273,000 following the release of a dangerous gas.

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Idaho Potato Museum Is A Must-See

Forget visiting the Idaho State Capital Building if you want to educate your kids about Idaho. The place you really need to go is the Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot, Idaho.

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FDA Gives OK for Idaho Company’s Genetically Engineered Potato

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market.

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Michigan State Gets $5.8M Grant to Improve Potato Production

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University researchers have received a $5.8 million federal grant to improve potato production in Bangladesh and Indonesia.

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Idaho Farmers Hopeful for Approaching Potato Harvest

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — With digging season just around the corner, eastern Idaho potato farmers say they are optimistic they will improve on a middling 2014 harvest this year.

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USDA to Approve Simplot’s Genetically Engineered Potato

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops.

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The Big Idaho Potato Truck Will Help Local Charities

The Big Idaho Potato Truck is getting ready to visit cities across Idaho. The Big Potato truck is planning to start it's four month journey on April 15th! Throughout the truck's journey it will stop and identify charities, in many of the markets it visits, and offer help based on the organization’s specific needs.

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UI Combat Ring Rot in Spuds

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho is reviving a group to fight a cyclical bacterial invasion that's attacked the state's potato fields with a ferocity not seen in a decade...

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Giant Potato Lumbering Toward Twin Falls!

We've just recieved news of a giant, monster potato heading toward Twin Falls. The potato is reportedly headed down Poleline Road, and looks to be targeting Wal-Mart! EVERYBODY PANIC!

Or get some sour cream and butter.

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Big Idaho Spud Goes On Tour

KTVB -  The Idaho Potato Commission is commemorating its 75th anniversary and hoping to dispel some bad press for potatoes by taking a lifelike, six-ton spud on a seven-month, 32-state tour...

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Arson Suspected In Burley Fire

(AP) Investigators are suspecting arson as the cause of a fire that destroyed about half of an old potato processing plant in Burley. Cassia County Sheriff Randy Kidd says investigators are interviewing suspects  related to a blaze that started late Friday night at the building now owned by High Desert Milk...

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