Washington

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 »

USDA-NASS releases 2021 potato acreage estimate, acres up slightly

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released updated acreage estimates June 30. According to NAS... READ MORE »

Idaho Farm Bureau: No way on Snake River dam removal plan

Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, the state’s largest farm organization, is strongly opposed to a proposal that would result in the removal of four lowe... READ MORE »

Bill Gates and potatoes: Billionaire owns Washington land that grows spuds for McDonald’s

Bill and Melinda Gates’ ownership of hundreds of thousands American farmland has drawn media attention of late. That includes 14,000 of acres in Was... READ MORE »

US potato acres projected to be up from 2020, but still below pre-pandemic levels

Potato acreage in the U.S. is expected to be up in 2021 from last year’s total, but still below 2018 and 2019. In projections by North American P... READ MORE »

Washington budget includes $22 million for Columbia Basin irrigation projects

The State of Washington's $6 billion capital budget included several irrigation projects supporting the Columbia Basin Project. Funded projects inc... READ MORE »


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