Washington

Washington rep urges Perdue to include fresh potatoes in US-Japan trade talks

As trade talks between the United States and Japan remain ongoing, a Washington congressman is reminding the Secretary of Agriculture not to forget ab... READ MORE »

Washington State holding three pesticide disposal events during October

The Washington State Department of Agriculture Waste Pesticide Program will hold three pesticide disposal events during October. “Pesticides” inc... READ MORE »

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Late-summer potato crop progress reports from around the U.S.

Harvest 2019 is right around the corner for the major potato-producing regions in the northern United States. Here are a few reports from around the c... READ MORE »

Late blight detected in central Wisconsin, southern Washington

Late blight has been confirmed in a potato field in central Wisconsin. Testing done by University of Wisconsin-Madison showed late blight from a fi... READ MORE »

Total potato acres planted up slightly in 2019

Total acres planted in the U.S. for potatoes in 2019 thus far is an estimated 967,500, a slight increase from last year. The estimate is from the USDA... READ MORE »

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National Potato Council, Potatoes USA leaders tour facilities in Oregon, Washington

The week of June 24-28, outgoing National Potato Council executive vice president and CEO John Keeling and new CEO Kam Quarles joined Blair Richardso... READ MORE »

Latest in potato research to be shared at WSU’s Potato Field Day

Potato experts from Washington State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Northwest Potato Consortium and partner universities will share t... 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 »

Potatoes left in storage numbers up, but so is disappearance

Overall, potatoes in storage in the 13 major potato-producing U.S. states were up 6% from a year ago as of June 1, 2019. Potatoes in storage account f... 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 »


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