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Farming Families

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 Blog & News

No matter who you are, there is almost always some sort of experience that sticks out in your mind from your childhood. Several of my standout memories revolve around agriculture and farming. Growing up with a Dad and Grandad who were both Washington Potato Farmers, gave me an opportunity to experience things that many others didn’t get to. Even though I was probably more trouble than actual...

Wazzu’s Win Over Oregon State Brings 66,000 Pounds of Potatoes to Area Food Banks

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 Blog & News

The Washington State Cougars win over Oregon State last weekend is bringing 66,000 pounds to food banks in Washington and Oregon. The Washington State Potato Commission and the Oregon Potato Commission teamed up for the third annual “Potato Bowl”, where farmers from each state place a wager on the game’s final outcome.

National Potato Day

Sunday, 09 April 2017 Blog & News

Today is no ordinary day….It is National Potato Day! This day definitely ranks in the top days of the year right with National French Fry day (July 13) and National Potato Chip Day (March 14). Potatoes in all of their forms are one of the most common staples that can be found at any meal on someone’s plate. From baked, to mashed, to fried and more! The ways to prepare and enjoy the...

National French Fry Day

Thursday, 14 July 2016 Blog & News

This week people across the country celebrated National French Fry Day (July 13). Could there be a better holiday? However, as the nation celebrated their love for french fries on social media and beyond most people don’t realize that Washington state leads the nation in french fry production.

Potato Planting

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 Blog & News

Potatoes are planted in Washington during the spring. Planting will begin in some areas of the state during early March and will continue throughout April for the majority of fields around the state. Planting is the critical first step to ensure the farmer can have a successful season. This video provides a quick overview of the potato planting process.
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