Washington

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 »

El Niño present in Pacific, could mean drier 2019 for Pacific Northwest

El Niño weather patterns are appearing over the Pacific Ocean. That could mean a drier-than-average winter wet season for the Pacific Northwest. U... READ MORE »

All-potato diet: 8 years later

Chris Voigt made national and international news when, for two whole months, he ate nothing but potatoes. It’s been eight years since Voigt, the ... READ MORE »

First-quarter potato exports down, but Washington’s Voigt isn’t too worried

U.S. potato export numbers were down during the first quarter of the July 2018-June 2019 marketing year, a Potatoes USA report showed, and tariffs imp... READ MORE »


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