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Is Black Dot Fungus on potatoes okay to eat once cooked?
This brings attention to the fact that growers constantly battle numerous and constant adverse elements from insects, weather, plant diseases, and much more. Despite taking proactive steps to minimize crop threats, such adverse elements remain ever-present. Idaho growers and shippers are vigilant at every stage and make every effort to cull potatoes that do not meet our high-quality standards, far exceeding even what USDA requires.
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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.
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