Idaho Potatoes are now being appropriately labeled "Papas De Idaho" after a recent exporting deal was brought to fruition between Idaho and Mexico.

Ask anyone on the street OUTSIDE of the Pacific Northwest about Idaho and they'll probably give you one of these cliché responses:

  • You-Da-Hoe
  • Iowa?
  • I hate Ohio.
  • Oh the blue turf?
  • Don't you mean Potato-Land?

We've heard them all but the last is most accurate-- yes, we're known for our potatoes and we're proud!  Idaho leads the nation in potato production and produces over 1/3 of the potatoes in the United States.

But who besides Idaho is producing potatoes at the volume that Idaho is known for? 

Can you Name the top 10 Potato Producing States?

Here's a look at the top 10 potato producers in America.

Maine definitely surprised us! 

Nothing beats an Idaho potato, however-- there's something certifiably powerful about that Grown in Idaho seal! This is precisely why they're being exported--over the border now!

Some photos and a recap were recently shared via Twitter by the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack:


How about them PAPAS!?

Idaho's own U.S. Senator Mike Crapo also shared a statement on the deal:

Ok, potato lover...we bet you didn't know THESE crazy tater facts: 

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Idaho produces more potatoes than any other state. That may not be a surprise but did you know on average in one year is is over a billion dollars in revenue for the state?! That is a lot of potatoes.  How much do we really know about these potatoes that have helped make our great state what it is today?

Big Idaho Potato Truck in Action

A behind-the-scenes look at the Big Idaho Potato Truck!

Peek Inside the Big Idaho Potato

You may be wondering, what kind of amenities come with a giant potato like this ... you know ... in the middle of nowhere? Surprisingly, this potato comes with all of the essentials, and then some. Here are a few photos of what the Big Idaho Potato looks like on the inside.

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