Washington

Potatoes left in storage numbers up, but so is disappearance

Overall, potatoes in storage in the 13 major potato-producing U.S. states were up 6% from a year ago as of June 1, 2019. Potatoes in storage account f... READ MORE »

Nearly half of Washington facing emergency drought conditions

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded the drought emergency declaration to cover nearly half of Washington state due to worsened, poor water supply ... READ MORE »

Washington potato export market ‘red hot’ in spite of China tariffs

The head of the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) said months ago that if there was a year to have tariffs put on your product, this might be ... READ MORE »

Jordan Reed, Adam Weber to join Washington State Potato Commission

Nominations were held for two grower-elected member positions on the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC), the commission announced recently. All... READ MORE »

McCain Foods starting work on $300 million expansion to Washington processing facility

McCain Foods USA has announced a $300 million investment in its Othello, Washington potato processing facility, significantly expanding its North Amer... READ MORE »

Washington state truckers getting a break on weight restrictions

The Washington State Potato Commission led the charge to get truckers a break on weight restrictions in that state. A bill passed in the state Hous... READ MORE »

Washington growers four weeks behind schedule due to weather

Wet conditions and a lingering winter are causing potato planting delays around the country. In the Pacific Northwest, in particular, precise planting... READ MORE »

Wet winter causing delays in potato planting around the country

An extremely wet winter around the U.S. is quickly turning into a soggy spring, which is hindering potato planting efforts. Overall, the 2018-19 w... READ MORE »

Senate bill in Washington state could lead to more surface water access

A new bill introduced in the Washington state legislature could help get surface water drylands. Senate Bill 5136 would create a water infrastructu... READ MORE »

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2018 Seed Potato Crop Report: Western United States

Growing a successful seed potato crop means navigating two major variables: weather and disease/pest pressure. For the most part, growers were able to... READ MORE »


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