Washington

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 »

Washington ag groups asking governor to repeal COVID rules

Washington state’s leading agricultural groups are appealing to Gov. Jay Inslee to repeal recently renewed COVID-19 emergency rules for farm workers... READ MORE »

Survey: COVID protocols cost Washington farms $2,500 per month, packers even more

In a recent survey by the IMPACT Center at Washington State University, Washington State farm family’s direct compliance outlays to manage COVID-19 ... READ MORE »

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 »


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