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WSU ANNOUNCES ENDOWED CHAIR TO RESEARCH POTATO SOIL HEALTH

Monday, 30 November 2020 Blog & News

Washington State University will soon initiate a search for a mid-level career scientist to fill the position of Distinguished Endowed Chair in Soil Health for Potato Cropping Systems at the Pullman, WA campus.  This position is backed by a $3 million-plus fund that was generated by potato growers, potato processors, and registrants.  Interest accrued from the endowment will provide...

WEBINARS AVAILABLE FOR PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION

Monday, 26 October 2020 Blog & News

Washington State University will offer five 3-hour webinars in 2020 and 2021 for urban IPM and pesticide education recertification credits.  Each will provide 3 WSDA pesticide license credits, and credits for Idaho and Oregon as well.  Webinars will cost $30 and be held from 8:30 to 11:30 on the following dates:               November 17, 2020 or...

COVID-19 TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR AGRICULTURE

Friday, 18 September 2020 Blog & News

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has COVID-19 training and educational resources available via internet: *  Agricultural COVID-19 Requirements and Training, including COVID-19 Response Plan Template (English and Spanish) https://lni.wa.gov/safety-health/safety-training-materials/training-kits#AgCOVID19 *  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention in Agriculture and...

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY JOBS DOWN IN WASHINGTON STATE

Monday, 09 November 2020 Blog & News

According to a Pew Research study, Washington State has lost 30.5% of its leisure and hospitality jobs.  The U.S. overall lost 24.5% of those jobs. The toll the COVID recession has taken on the hospitality industry has been staggering.  Nationally, leisure and hospitality jobs have endured by far the largest losses of any major industry. A review of U.S. Department of Labor jobs data...

FSA TEAMS LIVE EVENT FOR CFAP 2 (CORONA VIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM) SEPTEMBER 28 AT 1 PM

Friday, 25 September 2020 Blog & News

Please join FSA on Monday, September 28th, 2020 from 1 PM Pacific to 3 PM Pacific as we present the CFAP 2 program via TEAMS Live.  The event will cover how to apply for the program, what forms will be necessary for the program, what commodities are included in the program, and much more.  The event will be recorded so that all can view the seminar as they wish and will include a...

POTATO COMMISSION RESEARCHES COVID-19 ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES, $1 BILLION ESTIMATED LOST IN GROSS STATE PRODUCT

Friday, 11 September 2020 Blog & News

Total economic losses from potato production and processing in 2020, stemming from the demand shocks of COVID-19, are expected to amount to roughly $1 billion dollars in gross state product. The WSPC asked the IMPACT Center of the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University to identify the economic harm to the potato sector in Washington State resulting from COVID-19 virus...

VIRTUAL 2021 WA-OR POTATO CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Monday, 02 November 2020 Blog & News

Due to the restrictions on gatherings to limit the spread of the Corona Virus, we will not be able to have our normal show at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.  We will be going to a 100% virtual show this year January 26-28, 2021 with some new and exciting things! By going virtual, we will still be able to have all the normal general session, cultivar performance session,...

USDA EXPANDS CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CFAP 2.0)

Monday, 21 September 2020 Blog & News

USDA EXPANDS CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CFAP 2.0) An additional $14 billion dollars for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19 will be released soon. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2.0) will begin September 21st and run through December 11, 2020.  The U.S. Department of...

USDA FSA CALL CENTER OPEN TO HELP FARMERS WITH CFAP APPLICATIONS

Friday, 04 September 2020 Blog & News

Farmers and ranchers can now contact a call center to receive one-on-one assistance from USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) employees ready to help. By calling 877-508-8364, customers can ask questions about FSA programs – including the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) – and get a jump start on program applications. The call center was created in response to CFAP to better serve...
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WSDA Resilient Food System Infrastructure Grant Program

WSDA Resilient Food System Infrastructure Grant Program

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) recently opened the application period for the Resilient Food System Infrastructure (RFSI) Grant. This one-time grant program is funded by USDA and is designed to bolster the middle of Washington’s food supply chain. The program aims to enhance local and regional food systems by supporting activities like aggregation, processing, manufacturing, storage, transportation, wholesaling, and distribution. Eligible entities include agricultural producers, processors, non-profit organizations, for-profit entities meeting SBA small business size standards, local and tribal governments, and institutions like schools and hospitals. Priority will be given to projects that benefit underserved and socially disadvantaged farmers, small and veteran-owned businesses, and projects that expand processing, aggregation, and distribution capacities. The application period opened on May 30, 2024, and closes on July 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM. WSDA is offering extensive support to help applicants through the process. This includes assistance from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and dedicated office hours every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the application deadline. Visit the RFSI webpage for more information about what’s available. If you need assistance, please visit the RSI website. WSDA will also be available with office hours of every Tuesday 10am through July 9th and every Thursday at 2pm through June 27th (no office hours on July 4th holiday)

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