Washington

Potato growers to see warm, dry conditions during September, NWS forecasts

Growers in the major potato-producing areas of the northern U.S. are in for warm and normal-to-dry conditions during September, if the forecast proves... READ MORE »

Late blight confirmed in Washington, Wisconsin

Late summer means the threat of late blight for potato growers in the northern U.S. Thus far, late blight has been confirmed in central Wisconsin a... READ MORE »

Potato Crop Progress: Overall good weather, red potatoes slow to sell

The executive committee of Potatoes USA held a virtual meeting on July 28, during which time the members shared updates on how the 2020 potato growing... READ MORE »

Secretary of Agriculture Perdue to visit Idaho, Montana, Washington this week

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in Washington and Idaho on Thursday, June 11 to participate in a Farmers to Families Food Box event... READ MORE »

Washington growers nearing ‘crunch time,’ ready to bury excess potatoes

Potato growers in Washington state are holding on to hope that the federal government is going to provide more assistance in cleaning out the backed-u... READ MORE »

Washington State’s Othello Potato Field Day canceled

Due to Washington and Washington State University COVID-19-related policy, the 2020 WSU-Othello Potato Field Day, originally scheduled for June 18, ha... READ MORE »

Vive Crop Protection fungicide receives rare distinction from McCain Foods

Potato processing giant McCain Foods USA included Xyler FC, a metalaxyl-based fungicide from Vive Crop Protection, in its contracts with Columbia Basi... READ MORE »

How COVID-19 is backing up potato supply chain, reducing acreage

(UPDATE: USDA announces $19 billion coronavirus relief package for food industry, including $2.1 billion for specialty crops) Stories from two pota... READ MORE »

Washington ag department issues coronavirus safety guidelines

The following statement was issued by the Washington State Department of Agriculture: "The COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop. While food and f... READ MORE »

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 »


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