Oregon

Potato Crop Progress: Overall good weather, red potatoes slow to sell

The executive committee of Potatoes USA held a virtual meeting on July 28, during which time the members shared updates on how the 2020 potato growing... READ MORE »

Charlton named permanent director of Klamath Basin research center

After two years of serving in an interim role, Brian Charlton has been named director of the Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center (KBREC). ... READ MORE »

Senate passes fix to water act to provide relief to Klamath Basin irrigators

Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, both of Oregon, announced July 1 that the Senate has passed a fix to the 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WR... READ MORE »

Marty Myers of Oregon to head Potatoes USA’s ’20-21 board

Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotion board for the U.S. potato industry, elected its new leadership during its 48th annual meeting on March 11. T... READ MORE »

Columbia-Snake River litigation has more than 90,000 acres in balance

Ongoing litigation over management of the Columbia-Snake River stands to affect a wide swathe of fruitful land in the West — more than 90,000 acres,... READ MORE »

Total US potato stocks at 204.3 million hundredweight as of Feb. 1

Total potato stocks in the U.S. were at 204.3 million cwt, in comparison to 212.8 million cwt at the same time last year, according to the USDA's Nati... READ MORE »

Washington-Oregon Potato Conference draws record attendance

The Washington-Oregon Potato Conference drew a record number of attendees. According to the Washington State Potato Commission, 2,178 people attend... READ MORE »

Potato breeders, growers compete for Best Oregon Potato Award

Farmers from across Oregon, retailers, researchers, professional chefs and culinary students gathered in Vancouver, Washington, Dec. 6 for the 10th an... READ MORE »

Seed Potatoes Report 2019: Western United States

Idaho experienced a somewhat challenging growing season. Planting began at the normal time, but was interrupted by a two-week period of rain. Addition... READ MORE »

Pacific Northwest potato yield rates, production expected to dip for 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has begun releasing 2019 estimates for major potato-producing states i... READ MORE »


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