Blog & News

Mar30

COVID-19 outbreak and the state’s food supply network

COVID-19 outbreak and the state’s food supply network

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) director Derek Sandison released the following statement regarding agriculture, food production, and food distribution.

Mar25

CAN YOU HELP FIGHT HUNGER?

CAN YOU HELP FIGHT HUNGER?

COVID-19 is creating significant disruptions to daily life in the Inland Northwest. During this crisis, more people than ever may need to turn to a food bank or pantry to get essential groceries.

Mar23

“Dirty Dozen" Promotes Fear, Discourages Consumption

“Dirty Dozen

Peer reviewed research and a recent survey of registered dietitians nutritionists has shown the potential negative impact on fruit and vegetable consumption caused by the so-called “dirty dozen” list.

Feb24

YEAR-ROUND ACCESS FOR U.S. CHIPPING POTATOES TO JAPAN

YEAR-ROUND ACCESS FOR U.S. CHIPPING POTATOES TO JAPAN

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (MAFF) in Japan has informed USDA that U.S. chipping potatoes will be allowed to enter year-round starting February 14, 2020.

Feb12

GLOBAL DEMAND GROWTH SEEN FOR FRENCH FRIES

GLOBAL DEMAND GROWTH SEEN FOR FRENCH FRIES

The french fry market is growing. For Washington State exports world sales by dollar value has increased 10% from the 2018 calendar year.

Feb04

Olympia Potato Day 2020

Olympia Potato Day 2020

This week potato farmers gathered in Olympia meeting with state legislators, staff members, and agency personnel. Family potato farm perspectives were shared, communicating various challenges, and expressing the need to fund soil health research.

Feb01

Potato Lovers Month

Potato Lovers Month

February is one of the most important months of the year if you ask us…it’s POTATO LOVERS MONTH!

Jan24

A SUCCESSFUL 2020 WA/OR POTATO CONFERENCE

A SUCCESSFUL 2020 WA/OR POTATO CONFERENCE

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to come check out the 2020 WA-OR Potato Conference.

Nov19

Potato Stamp Art

Potato Stamp Art

Looking for a quick, easy, and affordable art project to do with the kids this Thanksgiving? Try making a potato stamp! The stamp can be used to decorate table tents, placemats or even paper cups. The entire family will enjoy this unique project. This simple art project will have your kids busy for hours.

Nov06

5th Annual CB Tech Potato Days

5th Annual CB Tech Potato Days

On November 5th and 6th, Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center (CB Tech) located in Moses Lake held their fifth annual “Potato Day". CB Tech provides a hands-on learning experience for high school students with various technical skills and serves mainly Junior and Senior students from 11 school districts in the Basin.

Oct23

RECORD BREAKING ATTENDANCE AT PMA FRESH SUMMIT

RECORD BREAKING ATTENDANCE AT PMA FRESH SUMMIT

PMA Fresh Summit was held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, attracting a record-breaking 24,000 attendees.

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