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May28

ROAD TO 1 MILLION POUNDS OF POTATOES REACHED - OLYMPIA

ROAD TO 1 MILLION POUNDS OF POTATOES REACHED - OLYMPIA

The Washington State potato growers will reach their mission to get 1 million pounds of potatoes that were scheduled to be processed to those in need on June 2 in our State Capitol.

May06

DONATE NOW-THE ROAD TO A MILLION POUNDS

DONATE NOW-THE ROAD TO A MILLION POUNDS

Help us get free potatoes to the hungry. We have potatoes to give but need funds to pay for washing, packaging, and transportation for food banks in the western U.S.

May04

ROAD TO 1 MILLION POUNDS OF POTATOES

ROAD TO 1 MILLION POUNDS OF POTATOES

The potato growers of Washington are continuing their mission to get 1 million pounds of the 1 billion pounds of unprocessed potatoes to those in need. Ninety percent of all the potatoes grown in Washington State are sold to restaurants and other food service establishments.

Apr28

FARMERS DONATE TRUCK LOADS OF POTATOES

FARMERS DONATE TRUCK LOADS OF POTATOES

The foodservice industry shutdown has resulted in processed potato production slowing or stopping altogether. This is causing huge economic impacts on the potato industry. With about 1 billion pounds of potatoes that were in storage ready to be processed into french fries, wedges, tots and hash browns, the shutdown has left the farmers with a harvested crop unable to be processed, and a new crop that will be turned away because of what is left. This will cause total devastation to our farmers. Some of the smaller growers will not make it out of this crisis.

Apr27

WHITE POTATOES ARE AN EFFECTIVE WHOLE FOOD EXERCISE RECOVERY OPTION

WHITE POTATOES ARE AN EFFECTIVE WHOLE FOOD EXERCISE RECOVERY OPTION

A new study, published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, shows that when recreationally active men and women eat white potatoes after exercising, glycogen is regenerated as effectively as it is with commercial sports nutrition products.

Apr22

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day everyone! Here in Washington State, our potato growers go out of their way to help protect and preserve the environment so their fields and our lives can be as healthy as possible.

Apr07

Ground Beef Potato Casserole By The Typical Mom

Ground Beef Potato Casserole By The Typical Mom

Cheesy ground beef casserole with potatoes is perfect for breakfast or a potluck! Like cheeseburger scalloped potatoes, this will become a family fave.

Apr06

FOOD BANKS IN WASHINGTON STATE NEED YOUR HELP

FOOD BANKS IN WASHINGTON STATE NEED YOUR HELP

Many families in Washington state depend on food banks for their food security. Recently, with businesses closing resulting in rising unemployment, many people are having to look to their local food bank for the very first time.

Apr01

Cheesy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Cheesy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Air fryer breakfast potatoes with bell peppers topped with cheese are great with eggs, or make breakfast for dinner some night! Cheap and full of flavor.

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.

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