Oregon

Water problems hinder Western food producers

In September, when funding was gutted for a much-anticipated water bill, then withdrawn from the floor of the California state legislature, growers re... READ MORE »

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Pacific Northwest sees lower potato sales for 2020 crop

Year-over- year total revenue and average price for potatoes sold both fell in Idaho, Oregon and Washington in 2020. The combined value of all pota... READ MORE »

Drought compounded by natural disasters for Oregon growers

Oregon made national headlines this spring when the Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Klamath Project, an irrigation system spanning southern O... READ MORE »

Klamath Basin to get $15 million USDA investment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $15 million for a new drought pilot to assist agricultural producers impacted by wo... READ MORE »

Western farmers to Senate: Water infrastructure need is ‘critical’

Citing an “acute and critical need” magnified by another all-too-familiar drought, a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers,... READ MORE »

USDA offering drought-focused incentives for Klamath Basin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oregon and California have announced $1.8 million in Environme... READ MORE »

Klamath Basin irrigators expect little water this year, USDA issues funds

With a water allocation announcement expected this week from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Klamath Basin irrigators say they expect to receive littl... READ MORE »

Idaho-Eastern Oregon Potato Continuance Referendum dates announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a referendum April 12-30, 2021, for Irish potato producers in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon,... READ MORE »

Marty Myers, head of Threemile Canyon Farms and Potatoes USA chair, dies at 68

Marty Myers, general manager of Threemile Canyon Farms in Oregon and the current chairman of Potatoes USA’s board of directors, died Dec. 1 at his h... READ MORE »

USDA releases potato production estimates for Idaho, Washington, Oregon

Potato production in Idaho is forecast at 137 million hundredweight (cwt), up 4% from last year, according to data released Nov. 10 by the USDA's Nati... READ MORE »


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