Washington

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 »

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 »


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