Washington

Three on-farm conversation trial projects coming to Washington

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $25 million to conservation partners across the country for 18 new projects under the Conservati... READ MORE »

WSU’s farmer suicide prevention program to expand to 13 states

Farming is a high-stress occupation. Land and equipment are expensive. Work hours are long and physically strenuous. Economic pressure from potential ... READ MORE »

Washington’s 2020 potato crop valued at $753 million, down 19%

The value of Washington’s 2020 agricultural production totaled $10.2 billion, up 7% from the revised previous year value of $9.49 billion.  Top ... READ MORE »

Water problems hinder Western food producers

In September, when funding was gutted for a much-anticipated water bill, then withdrawn from the floor of the California state legislature, growers re... READ MORE »

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Pacific Northwest sees lower potato sales for 2020 crop

Year-over- year total revenue and average price for potatoes sold both fell in Idaho, Oregon and Washington in 2020. The combined value of all pota... READ MORE »

Sheep grazing appears to have positive impact on soil health

The concept of regenerative agriculture is popular these days. The Rodale Institute states that regenerative agriculture “prioritizes soil health wh... READ MORE »

Washington department of ag gets grant for suicide prevention

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has received a $500,000 grant to work in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health and... READ MORE »

Emergency rules for heat, smoke set for Washington farmworkers

On a Tuesday in June, Luis Cisneros stood on a metal ladder harvesting cherries in Washington’s fertile Columbia Basin when temperatures reached alm... READ MORE »

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Heat projected to have overall yield average below normal

With harvest is still in early stages in some areas and hasn’t yet begun in others, North American Potato Market News (NAPMN) released its latest po... READ MORE »

Snowpack has Idaho, Washington potato growers with enough irrigation water, for now

Drought conditions currently hamper some of the most productive agriculture land in the U.S., including California and northward into the Pacific Nort... READ MORE »


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