The WSU study estimates the reduced potato acreage lowers production by 13% or 729,120 tons of potatoes, equivalent to the weight of about 76 Space Needles.
September 11, 2020
A WSU study has estimated the 2020 economic losses from potato production and processing in Washington. The demand shocks of COVID-19 resulted in a hit of roughly $1 billion dollars in gross state product.
Key Technology: 'The Increasing Role of Digital Sorters'
September 01, 2020
Powered by Industry 4.0 methodologies and IIoT (the Industrial Internet of Things), modern sorters are increasingly being utilized as data centers at the same time they sort product and are uniquely qualified to contribute to the data revolution.
Key Technology shares Maintenance Tips for Vibratory Conveyors
August 06, 2020
Regular inspection of sorters and shakers ensures efficient operation and prevents unscheduled downtime. To help prepare you, Key Technology just shared information on their comprehensive equipment audits and spotlighting the unsung heroes of your plant – shakers!
Key Technology Appoints Jesus Acevedo as Area Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest United States
March 13, 2020
Key Technology has appointed Jesus Acevedo as Area Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest United States.
Equipment manufacturer Key Technology rebrands its customer service 'SupportPro'
December 17, 2019
Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the rebranding of its customer service organization as SupportPro.
Japan's Upper House Approves Historic U.S.- Japan Agreement on Agricultural Trade
December 04, 2019
The National Potato Council cheered the passage of the U.S.- Japan Agreement on Agricultural Trade by Japan’s Upper House.
After backing out of an original offer entirely, the Oregon Potato Company now offers to purchase a single NORPAC facility
November 17, 2019
US Farmer cooperative NORPAC Foods filed a motion in bankruptcy court Friday afternoon to sell its Quincy, Washington, plant for USD 93.5 million to Oregon Potato Company.
Voigt: 2019 Crop Not Large, But Great Quality
November 01, 2019
As potato harvest starts to wrap up across the Northwest, how does the 2019 crop look?
McCain Foods USA Celebrates Groundbreaking of Major Expansion in Othello, Washington
October 17, 2019
McCain Foods USA, a leading supplier of frozen potato and snack food products across the country, celebrated the official start of construction of a 170,000-square-foot expansion at its Othello, Washington potato processing facility.
US Potato Growers Asked To Watch For Tuber Moth As Harvest Approaches
October 08, 2019
Its harvest time for many in the potato industry, and those not quite to that point, harvest will be here before you know it. Washington State University’s Tim Waters said growers need to continue to watch for pests.
Key Technology Promotes Shayla Wentz to Marketing Communications Manager
August 29, 2019
Key Technology has promoted Shayla Wentz to Marketing Communications Manager as Anita Funk retires.
WSU Researchers looking at nature itself for help to defend potatoes against threats
July 23, 2019
WSU plant pathologists Kiwamu Tanaka and Cynthia Gleason are exploring novel approaches to protect the potato crops against nematodes and scab - mobilizing nature itself.
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