weather

USDA, Department of Interior release statement on drought conditions

In response to worsening drought conditions in the West, including in areas like the Klamath River Basin, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Se... READ MORE »

Much of Pacific NW, Upper Midwest experiencing drought conditions

After a year riddled with pandemic-related challenges, farmers were hoping for an easy, uncomplicated growing season. Unfortunately, for many that ... READ MORE »

Washington State expanding Decision Aid System to potatoes

For more than a decade, entomologist David Crowder has helped Pacific Northwest farmers sustainably defend against insect pests and invaders. This ... READ MORE »

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 »

Potato planting weather forecast looks favorable for most U.S. regions

Planting season is not far away for the major potato-producing states in the northern U.S. The National Weather Service’s 90-day extended forecas... READ MORE »

USDA offering disaster relief assistance, including for Dorian

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Sept. 9 that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hur... READ MORE »

Farmers’ Almanac predicts wet, cold winter for much of US

The 2020 Farmers’ Almanac’s extended weather forecast is predicting a “Polar Coaster Winter,” with plenty of frigid temperatures and snow f... 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 »

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 »


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