Washington

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 »

Washington potato crop estimated at 106 million hundredweight

Washington’s 2018 potato crop is expected to yield larger numbers than a year ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Northwest Regional Field O... READ MORE »

Long potato numbers up in Idaho, down slightly in Oregon, Washington

A recent survey shows numbers of long potatoes weighing at least 10 ounces are up in Idaho, but down slightly in Oregon and Washington. The numbers... READ MORE »

Soil health symposium coming from Washington State University

Registration is open for Washington State University’s upcoming “Building Soils for Better Potato Crops” symposium. The two-day event is sche... READ MORE »

USPB news: Davis elected chairman

Rob Davis, of Connell, Wash., was elected the 2013 U.S. Potato Board (USPB) chairman during the USPB annual meeting at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorad... READ MORE »

Dry spring and summer forecast for Western states

The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service National Water and Climate Center hydrologists predict dry conditions to continue, resulting in red... READ MORE »

Follow the D.C. Fly-in

The National Potato Council's Potato D.C. Fly-in will be held Feb. 27-March 1 and will bring potato growers and industry leaders from around the natio... READ MORE »


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