Penobscot McCrum building new potato processing facility in northeast US

Maine’s potato-growing powerhouse Aroostock County is getting a new potato processing plant. Penobscot McCrum is building a 115,000-square-foot f... continue reading »

Potato processor Lamb Weston acquires Australian brand Harvest Choice

Lamb Weston Holdings (LW) announced June 21 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ready Meals Pty Ltd (Ready Meals), a frozen potato proces... continue reading »

Belgium new potato varieties

Why Belgium is the world’s largest exporter of frozen fries

By Melanie Epp | Contributing Writer It’s no secret that Belgians love their fries. In fact, the mere mention of “frietjes” can lead the most... continue reading »

U.S. vegetable production for processing up 9% in 2018

Consumer demand for fresh vegetables in the U.S. remains high, but domestic fresh vegetable production fell 10% from 2017 to 2018, marking the largest... continue reading »

Side Delights potatoes teams up with mushroom growers for new promotion

Side Delights potato farmers have teamed up with mushroom growers to create an in-store promotion with seven original recipes for “A Week’s Worth ... continue reading »

McCain adding $300 million expansion to Washington potato processing facility

McCain Foods USA has announced a $300 million investment in its Othello, Washington potato processing facility, significantly expanding its North Amer... continue reading »

Kraft Heinz reportedly shopping Ore-Ida, sale could approach $2 billion

CNBC reports potato processing giant Ore-Ida is being shopped by parent company Kraft Heinz. Kraft Heinz is looking to make significant profile cha... continue reading »

PepsiCo, owner of Frito-Lay, suing four farmers in India for growing patented potato variety

PepsiCo — the parent company of Frito-Lay — is offering four Indian farmers a chance to avoid litigation if they stop growing a patented Frito-La... continue reading »

Purple potato chips coming from Great Lakes Potato Chips

As eating habits evolve, the potato’s place at the dinner table continues to change. David Douches, a professor in Michigan State University'... continue reading »

Ontario potato farm EarthFresh Farms adding packing plant in Georgia

EarthFresh Farms, an Ontario-based farming operation, is expanding to the U.S. with a 140,000-square-foot advanced technological packing plant in the ... continue reading »