Oregon

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 »

Long potato numbers up in Idaho, down slightly in Oregon, Washington

A recent survey shows numbers of long potatoes weighing at least 10 ounces are up in Idaho, but down slightly in Oregon and Washington. The numbers... READ MORE »

Psyllid workshops in Tri-States

There are several psyllid/zebra chip/insect recognition workshops planned this spring in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. In Oregon, the Rondon entomolo... READ MORE »

Dry spring and summer forecast for Western states

The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service National Water and Climate Center hydrologists predict dry conditions to continue, resulting in red... READ MORE »


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