Latest News from the IPC


01/05/15 - Idaho Potato Commission Rings in 2015 as Presenting Sponsor of 2nd Annual Idaho New Year’s Eve Potato® Drop

It was noisy in Boise for the Second Annual New Year’s Eve Idaho® Potato Drop. Seconds before the stroke of midnight, a 17-foot long spud was lowered by crane in the downtown area to ring in 2015. Tens of thousands attended this family-friendly event including the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) Big Idaho® Potato Truck and lovable mascot, Spuddy Buddy.

Filed Under: Big Idaho Potato Truck, Consumer, Industry, Retail, Special Events


12/23/14 - In a Wet-Weather Showdown, the Air Force Academy Took on Western Michigan University at the 18th Annual Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl

The Air Force Academy (Mountain West Conference) went head-to-head with Western Michigan University (Mid-American Conference) on Saturday, December 20th in the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl on the blue turf in Albertson’s Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The game aired live on ESPN and ESPN Radio during prime viewing time and was seen by millions of fans.

Filed Under: Big Idaho Potato Truck, Consumer, Industry, Retail, Special Events


12/17/14 - Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl Kicks Off On December 20 With Widespread Industry Support

The Air Force Academy (Mountain West Conference) will go head-to-head with Western Michigan University (Mid-American Conference) on Saturday, December 20th in the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl. The cold-weather showdown will take place on the blue turf in Albertsons’ Stadium in Boise, Idaho.

Filed Under: Big Idaho Potato Truck, Consumer, Industry, Retail, Special Events


12/15/14 - 28 Reasons to Celebrate Potato Lover’s Month

February is Potato Lover’s Month. That means there are 28 days to feature infinitely versatile Idaho® Potatoes on your menu. The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) suggests delighting customers with a daily Idaho® Potato special. For operators who don’t have 28 potato recipes, the Idaho Potato Commission offers this handy solution: at foodservice.idahopotato.com/recipes, they will find over 400 chef-driven recipes featuring America’s favorite tuber.

Filed Under: Foodservice, Potato Lover's Month, Retail


11/21/14 - Look Sharp: Enter for a Chance to Win Your Cut of $150,000 in Cash & Prizes from the Idaho Potato Commission Retail Display Contest

The Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) annual Potato Lover’s Month Retail Display Contest just got even bigger and better: For the first time ever, the competition period has been extended from four weeks to eight weeks so that retailers have more opportunities to tap into the sales-boosting spud merchandising event.

Filed Under: Potato Lover's Month, Retail