Washington State Potato Commission

New award will study soil compaction

While soil compaction happens below the surface, it has many above-ground impacts on crops. Compacted soil doesn’t absorb water very well, makes it ... READ MORE »

Potato industry leaders discuss demand shift impacts of COVID

Longtime Washington State Potato Commission Executive Director Chris Voigt offered an interesting take on how a shift from eating out toward eating at... READ MORE »

DOT proposes changes to Hours of Service regulation for truckers

The Washington State Potato Commission and the National Potato Council have been stressing the importance to create common sense flexibility to the cu... READ MORE »

Mike Madsen elected chair of Washington State Potato Commission

Mike Madsen has been elected the chair of the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC). His term will begin July 1, 2019 and conclude June 30, 20... READ MORE »

Potato representatives among those named to trade advisory committee

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on June 11 announced the appointment of 140 private-sector... READ MORE »

Nearly half of Washington facing emergency drought conditions

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded the drought emergency declaration to cover nearly half of Washington state due to worsened, poor water supply ... READ MORE »

Jordan Reed, Adam Weber to join Washington State Potato Commission

Nominations were held for two grower-elected member positions on the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC), the commission announced recently. All... READ MORE »

Washington state truckers getting a break on weight restrictions

The Washington State Potato Commission led the charge to get truckers a break on weight restrictions in that state. A bill passed in the state Hous... READ MORE »

Potato Industry: Tariffs, transportation, soil health top list of issues

Tariffs were a major story for the global economy in 2018 and the potato industry did not escape their effects. China and Mexico — two of the la... READ MORE »

All-potato diet: 8 years later

Chris Voigt made national and international news when, for two whole months, he ate nothing but potatoes. It’s been eight years since Voigt, the ... READ MORE »


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