Washington

Central Washington intermodal terminal getting upgrades

The Port of Quincy has begun moving forward with Phase 1 of an infrastructure project to expand its Intermodal Terminal in Quincy, Washington. The ... READ MORE »

Potato breeders, growers compete for Best Oregon Potato Award

Farmers from across Oregon, retailers, researchers, professional chefs and culinary students gathered in Vancouver, Washington, Dec. 6 for the 10th an... READ MORE »

Pump the brakes on the shortage of french fries

Chances are you’ve seen the headlines regarding an impending french fry shortage. A Dec. 2 story from Bloomberg, titled “America Braces for Pos... READ MORE »

Seed Potatoes Report 2019: Western United States

Idaho experienced a somewhat challenging growing season. Planting began at the normal time, but was interrupted by a two-week period of rain. Addition... READ MORE »

Washington State adds new Extension director, potato pathologist

Dean André-Denis Wright has named Vicki McCracken to be Associate Dean and Director of Extension for the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natu... READ MORE »

Pacific Northwest potato yield rates, production expected to dip for 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has begun releasing 2019 estimates for major potato-producing states i... READ MORE »

McCain breaks ground on $300 million expansion in Washington

McCain Foods USA officially started construction Oct. 15 on its new $300 million, 170,000-square foot potato processing facility in Othello, Washingto... READ MORE »

Potatoes rank as most valuable crop in Idaho in ’18, third in Washington

Idaho and Washington consistently rank first and second in terms of U.S. potato production. Not surprisingly, potatoes are among those state’s most ... READ MORE »

Washington rep urges Perdue to include fresh potatoes in US-Japan trade talks

As trade talks between the United States and Japan remain ongoing, a Washington congressman is reminding the Secretary of Agriculture not to forget ab... READ MORE »

Washington State holding three pesticide disposal events during October

The Washington State Department of Agriculture Waste Pesticide Program will hold three pesticide disposal events during October. “Pesticides” inc... READ MORE »


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