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.
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?
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.
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.
Potato Industry Strongly Supports Immediate Passage of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
June 20, 2019
The National Potato Council joined with over 950 farm groups and agricultural
organizations in a letter urging Congress to immediately ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada
Agreement (USMCA).
Nearly half of Washington facing emergency drought conditions
May 30, 2019
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded the drought emergency declaration to cover nearly half of Washington state due to worsened, poor water supply conditions around the state and warmer and drier weather predictions through the summer.
Potato crops left to rot in Western Australia amid flooded market and low prices
April 24, 2019
Potato growers near Pemberton in Western Australia have been forced to leave more than a thousand tonnes of potatoes on the ground to rot because of oversupply and crippling low prices.
Bill Gates: 'We should discuss soil as much as we talk about coal'
March 27, 2019
In the latest addition to his blog (https://www.gatesnotes.com), Bill Gates highlights that in order to fight climate change, we need to look beyond decarbonizing the way we generate electricity. We need to look at agriculture for example...
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