Washington

Washington State moves ahead with potato-focused endowed chair

Launching new research in support of Washington potato growers, Washington State University is partnering with industry leaders to study healthier, mo... READ MORE »

USDA releases potato production estimates for Idaho, Washington, Oregon

Potato production in Idaho is forecast at 137 million hundredweight (cwt), up 4% from last year, according to data released Nov. 10 by the USDA's Nati... READ MORE »

Seed Potato Report 2020: Yields and quality average to good in Western US

This year has brought a lot of bad with it for Americans, but one bright spot most U.S. seed potato growers can cite is good growing conditions. Re... READ MORE »

Washington potatoes valued at record-high $934 million for 2019, up 19%

The value of Washington-produced potatoes jumped 19% for 2019 to a record-high $934 million, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics ... READ MORE »

USDA seeks comments on suspension of Washington potato reporting requirements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking comments on a proposal to suspend the reporting and assessment requirements for the marketing ord... READ MORE »

Lockwood, SS Equipment add to service team in Columbia Basin

Lockwood Manufacturing has expanded its service reach for customers in the Columbia Basin of Washington and Oregon. SS Equipment — Lockwood'... READ MORE »

COVID hit to Washington potato industry estimated at $1 billion

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the Washington potato industry by approximately $1 billion, according to a study conducted by the IMPACT... READ MORE »

Potato growers to see warm, dry conditions during September, NWS forecasts

Growers in the major potato-producing areas of the northern U.S. are in for warm and normal-to-dry conditions during September, if the forecast proves... READ MORE »

Late blight confirmed in Washington, Wisconsin

Late summer means the threat of late blight for potato growers in the northern U.S. Thus far, late blight has been confirmed in central Wisconsin a... READ MORE »

Potato Crop Progress: Overall good weather, red potatoes slow to sell

The executive committee of Potatoes USA held a virtual meeting on July 28, during which time the members shared updates on how the 2020 potato growing... READ MORE »


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