Washington

Pacific Northwest wildfire, smoke risk presents potential harm to potato plants

Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, and that’s certainly been the case in the Western U.S. in recent years. The increasing number of W... READ MORE »

Steve Culman becomes Washington State’s first potato-focused endowed chair

Launching Washington State University’s first distinguished program serving potato agriculture, Steve Culman will delve below the surface to keep a ... READ MORE »

Water concerns abound in Idaho following lackluster snowpack

A strong winter snowpack to fill Idaho’s reservoirs and canals for the 2022 growing season was the hope for the state’s potato farmers following t... READ MORE »

Washington potatoes marketing order officially terminated

The USDA has officially terminated a marketing order for Washington state potatoes that had been suspended since 2014. The marketing order, which r... READ MORE »

Input costs, inflation expected to affect Pacific Northwest ag

Northwest Farm Credit Services, a Northwest agricultural lending cooperative, has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of... READ MORE »

USDA, Forest Service announce 10-year plan to address wildfire crisis

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Forest Service Chief Randy Moore have outlined a strategy to deal with the growing wildfire crisis in the U.S. ... READ MORE »

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In September, when funding was gutted for a much-anticipated water bill, then withdrawn from the floor of the California state legislature, growers re...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