USDA suspends marketing order for Washington potatoes indefinitely

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is indefinitely suspending the reporting and assessment requirements for the marketing order regulating the ... READ MORE »

Washington State expanding Decision Aid System to potatoes

For more than a decade, entomologist David Crowder has helped Pacific Northwest farmers sustainably defend against insect pests and invaders. This ... READ MORE »

Washington agriculture groups suing state over COVID labor restrictions

Leading agriculture groups in Washington state announced Feb. 2 they are taking legal action against the sate of Washington over recently renewed emer... READ MORE »

Washington Potato Company dehy plant ravaged by fire

A large fire broke out at a dehydrated potato processing plant in Warden, Washington, on Jan. 21, which led to evacuations for residents who live near... READ MORE »

Gale Easterday of Easterday Farms dies in car crash

Gale Easterday, a prominent potato and onion grower in the Columbia Basin, died from injuries sustained in a car crash on Dec. 10. He was 79. A... READ MORE »

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 »

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