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Washington State Potato Seed Report 2023

A total of 3,320 acres of seed potatoes entered certification during the 2023 growing season. This is a 416-acre decrease from last year. Top varie... READ MORE »

NRCS in Washington to host webinar on riparian buffer program

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Washington (NRCS-WA) released more information on the completely voluntary FY23 Riparian Buffer... READ MORE »

Skagit Valley potato grower optimistic, but sees complications with required riparian buffers

Despite years of regulatory headwinds, Darrin Morrison always chooses to see a future for agriculture in Washington state. “We have all these thr... READ MORE »

Sustainable Farms and Fields Program funding available for voluntary, climate-smart projects in Washington state

The Washington State Conservation Commission's (SCC) new climate-friendly program, the Sustainable Farms and Fields (SFF) program, is open for applica... READ MORE »

Potato Association of America names four Honorary Lifetime Members

One of the most significant ways to recognize outstanding contributions to the potato industry and to our organization — the Potato Association of A... READ MORE »

Steve Culman becomes Washington State’s first potato-focused endowed chair

Launching Washington State University’s first distinguished program serving potato agriculture, Steve Culman will delve below the surface to keep a ... READ MORE »

USDA launches GroupGAP program

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the official launch of GroupGAP, a new certification program that helps small and mid-sized gr... READ MORE »

Conservation program helps farmers retain crop nutrients

A new edge-of-field monitoring program allows the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to work with farmers and conservation partners, su... READ MORE »

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