Stories from the Frontline of Ag: Idaho Potato Commission & COVID-19
Apr 30, 2020, Updated May 21, 2021
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Sharing News Straight from the Frontline of Agriculture
Think of any dining experience – fast food, casual dining, fine dining – what is ALWAYS present? The potato.
“It’s kind of a three-week history that feels like it’s been three years of the issues we’ve been dealing with,” states Frank Muir.
Since the pandemic hit, the Idaho Potato Commission has worked tirelessly to put the potato crop to good use while helping the foodservice industry by creating brilliant recipes optimized for carry-out.
“Our field directors that are out there talking to chefs, foodservice operations, literally around the clock,” Frank said, “and trying to help keep them going.”
About Idaho Potato Commission
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho’s ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states. Learn more at idahopotato.com.
More with Frank Muir
Frank Muir has served as the President and CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission for the past 17 years. He is leading the charge to help consumers around the world understand that Idaho potatoes are delicious, nutritious, and extremely affordable.
Back in February, Frank was a guest on The Produce Moms’ Podcast discussing the harvest cycle of the Idaho Potato. You can listen to the full podcast here.
The Produce Moms’ Covid-19 Interview Series:
- Government and Policy Concerns for Specialty Crop Agriculture
- Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program Empowers Fresh Produce
- The Importance of Fresh Produce in Animal Nutrition
- Understanding Farmworkers and H-2A in the United States
- How to Wash Your Produce with Dr. Max Teplitski
- The Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables on Mental & Physical Health
- The State of Foodservice Amidst COVID-19
- Covid-19 and Produce Safety