Washington

Washington growers nearing ‘crunch time,’ ready to bury excess potatoes

Potato growers in Washington state are holding on to hope that the federal government is going to provide more assistance in cleaning out the backed-u... READ MORE »

Washington State’s Othello Potato Field Day canceled

Due to Washington and Washington State University COVID-19-related policy, the 2020 WSU-Othello Potato Field Day, originally scheduled for June 18, ha... READ MORE »

Vive Crop Protection fungicide receives rare distinction from McCain Foods

Potato processing giant McCain Foods USA included Xyler FC, a metalaxyl-based fungicide from Vive Crop Protection, in its contracts with Columbia Basi... READ MORE »

How COVID-19 is backing up potato supply chain, reducing acreage

(UPDATE: USDA announces $19 billion coronavirus relief package for food industry, including $2.1 billion for specialty crops) Stories from two pota... READ MORE »

Washington ag department issues coronavirus safety guidelines

The following statement was issued by the Washington State Department of Agriculture: "The COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop. While food and f... 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 »

Spudman announces honorees of first potato industry Dream Team

There are many roles within the potato industry. Grower. Packer. Truck driver. Researcher. Crop protection specialist. Salesperson. Just like with ... 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 »

Breaking down 2019 seed potato acreage

U.S. acres devoted to growing certified Ciklamen potato seed have steadily increased over the past decade. With just 62 acres in 2010, Ciklamen gro... READ MORE »


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