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IDAHO POTATOES

Idaho grows roughly one-third of the U.S. fall potato crop.

The Idaho Potato industry accounts for more than 15% of the state's gross state product.

In 2008, an estimated 300,000 acres of Idaho Potatoes were harvested - about 11 billion pounds of potatoes. That's enough potatoes to fill 500 NFL football fields.

New York uses the most Idaho potatoes, followed by Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Sixty two percent of all Idaho Potatoes are used to make processed products such as frozen and dehydrated; 29% are shipped fresh and 9% are grown for certified seed.

The exceptional quality of Idaho Potatoes is a product of the state’s rich volcanic soil, warm days, cool nights and an adequate supply of clean water for irrigation.

The Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency that is primarily responsible for expanding the markets for Idaho grown potatoes through advertising, promotion and research.
     The Commission also protects the use of the "Idaho Potato" and "Grown in Idaho" seals, which are federally registered Certification Marks that belong to the IPC. These Marks ensure that consumers are purchasing potatoes that have been grown in the state of Idaho.
 

 

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