Supported by potato industry stakeholders, Washington State University expands research on soil health
November 13, 2020
Launching new research in support of Washington potato growers, Washington State University is partnering with industry leaders to study healthier, more sustainable, and productive soils.
Key Technology Introduces Zephyr™ Next-Generation Horizontal-Motion Conveyor
October 20, 2020
Featuring a patented direct drive with a counterbalance system, Zephyr's unique motion profile gently moves product with no segregation or stratification and at higher capacities than can be achieved with other horizontal motion conveyors.
Expansion Potato Processing Plant McCain Foods in Othello to resume early October
September 29, 2020
McCain Foods USA announced the restart of construction of its 170,000-square-foot expansion at its Othello, Washington potato processing facility. Paused due to COVID-19 restrictions, construction will resume in early October.
Economic hit of COVID-19 to the Washington State Potato Sector estimated at USD 1 Billion
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.
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.
McCain Foods USA announced a major expansion of its potato processing capacity in Othello, Washington
May 02, 2019
Today, McCain Foods USA Inc., a division of McCain Foods Limited, the world’s largest producer of frozen french fries, announced a $300 million investment in its Othello, Washington potato processing plant.
Will A Slow Start For Pacific North-west Potato Farmers lead to a French Fry shortage?
April 25, 2019
Spring is just now beginning to shine in much of eastern Oregon and Washington. A winter of record snowfall left the ground frozen or flooded much later than normal. As a result, farmers are getting a late start on their crops.