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Published March 15, 2010, 11:27 AM

Idaho farmers donate extra spuds to Air Force base

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Some eastern Idaho farmers have decided to donate 42,000 pounds of potatoes to Hill Air Force Base in Utah rather than watch the surplus spuds go to waste.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Some eastern Idaho farmers have decided to donate 42,000 pounds of potatoes to Hill Air Force Base in Utah rather than watch the surplus spuds go to waste.

Farmer Tom Holm says that rather than sell his potatoes for a cheap price, he thought it’d be better to send them to servicemen and their families. Holm says Snake River Plains Produce of Ucon agreed to join in his effort, and Idaho Falls-based Doug Andrus Distributing agreed to transport the load.

Holm says there are still plenty of Idaho potatoes waiting to be eaten, and next he hopes to arrange for spud donations to people in Haiti and Chile.

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