weather

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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