Bridging the Gap Between Farmers and Shoppers – RPE, LLC Announces New Brand

October 25, 2022 Farmer’s Promise

Confidence®.  The brand bridges the gap between the farmer and the consumer using an omni channel strategy – digital media, in-store merchandising, QR codes and online connections.

The Idaho Potato Commission Appoints Three New Commissioners

November 6, 2020 Idaho Potato Commission

During the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) October meeting three new Commissioners representing the grower sector of the industry were sworn in.

Potato Farmers Reduce Planting as Demand Plummets During Pandemic

May 12, 2020 Jessie Higgins, UPI

Potato farmers plan to plant fewer spuds this year after demand for America’s most popular vegetable has plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mart Produce, LLC and ProSource Inc., Enter Into Joint Venture Agreement

July 5, 2019 PROSOURCE

Mart Produce (The Mart Group, LLC) and ProSource Inc. have entered into a letter of intent that will propel the companies into a Joint Venture Agreement. The Mart Group LLC, comprised of four Idaho potato growers, will acquire a significant equity position in ProSource Inc., a year-round grower-based onion supplier. The new Joint Venture brings together the current ownership of The Mart Group LLC, ProSource Inc., and Golden West Produce LLC, to form a collaborative grower-based potato and onion marketing company, effective August 01, 2019. 

Dollars Up While Volume Varies During Holiday Season

January 23, 2019 Potatoes USA

The value of total store potato sales increased by 1.5% during the second quarter of the marketing year compared to previous marketing year. Quarter two ran from October through December 2018 and included all holiday sales prior to the new year. Volume declined by -1.8% across all categories.