Washington

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 »

Central Washington intermodal terminal getting upgrades

The Port of Quincy has begun moving forward with Phase 1 of an infrastructure project to expand its Intermodal Terminal in Quincy, Washington. The ... READ MORE »

Potato breeders, growers compete for Best Oregon Potato Award

Farmers from across Oregon, retailers, researchers, professional chefs and culinary students gathered in Vancouver, Washington, Dec. 6 for the 10th an... READ MORE »

Pump the brakes on the shortage of french fries

Chances are you’ve seen the headlines regarding an impending french fry shortage. A Dec. 2 story from Bloomberg, titled “America Braces for Pos... READ MORE »

Seed Potatoes Report 2019: Western United States

Idaho experienced a somewhat challenging growing season. Planting began at the normal time, but was interrupted by a two-week period of rain. Addition... READ MORE »

Washington State adds new Extension director, potato pathologist

Dean André-Denis Wright has named Vicki McCracken to be Associate Dean and Director of Extension for the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natu... READ MORE »


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