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New Oregon Potato Commission head Gary Roth no stranger to state agriculture scene

Gary Roth may be new to the Oregon Potato Commission, but he’s no stranger to the state’s agricultural scene. Roth, who recently succeeded longtim... READ MORE »

Total potato acres planted up slightly in 2019

Total acres planted in the U.S. for potatoes in 2019 thus far is an estimated 967,500, a slight increase from last year. The estimate is from the USDA... READ MORE »

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National Potato Council, Potatoes USA leaders tour facilities in Oregon, Washington

The week of June 24-28, outgoing National Potato Council executive vice president and CEO John Keeling and new CEO Kam Quarles joined Blair Richardso... READ MORE »

Planting report: Wet spring delays showing up in the numbers

Flooding in the Red River Valley this spring has created havoc for many farmers trying to get their crops planted. Potato farmers there are doing bett... READ MORE »

Oregon Potato Commission has new executive director in Gary Roth

For the first time since 2005, the Oregon Potato Commission has a new leader. Gary Roth officially took over as the OPC’s executive director ... READ MORE »

Oregon Potato Commission CEO Bill Brewer to retire this summer

The longstanding CEO of the Oregon Potato Commission, Bill Brewer, is set to retire this summer. The Capital Press reported Brewer, 68 — one of ... READ MORE »

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2018 Seed Potato Crop Report: Western United States

Growing a successful seed potato crop means navigating two major variables: weather and disease/pest pressure. For the most part, growers were able to... READ MORE »

El Niño present in Pacific, could mean drier 2019 for Pacific Northwest

El Niño weather patterns are appearing over the Pacific Ocean. That could mean a drier-than-average winter wet season for the Pacific Northwest. U... READ MORE »

Oregon potato crop could see 33 percent increase

The Oregon potato crop projects to see a significant boon in 2018. According to estimates released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Northwest ... READ MORE »


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