June 10, 2022

Jul01

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2023 POTATOES USA BOARD MEMEBERS

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2023 POTATOES USA BOARD MEMEBERS

Potatoes USA announces nominations are now open for new Board Members for the 2023-2026 term.

Jun10

USDA ANNOUNCES SIGNUP FOR COMMODITY CONTAINER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

USDA ANNOUNCES SIGNUP FOR COMMODITY CONTAINER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA will begin accepting applications for the Commodity Container Assistance Program which currently includes a partnership with the Port of Oakland in California and the Northwest Seaport Alliance, which is a marine cargo operating partnership between the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma in Washington State.

Jun10

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP FOR POTATO GROWERS AND FIELD SCOUTS

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP FOR POTATO GROWERS AND FIELD SCOUTS

Washington State University Extension, the Washington State Potato Commission and the Potato Foundation will team up to provide workshops for potato growers and field scoutson June 15th, 1:00-4:00 PM, at the WSU’s Othello Research Unit at1471 West Cox Road, Othello WA.

Jun10

OVERTIME FOR WASHINGTON WORKERS

OVERTIME FOR WASHINGTON WORKERS

Most employees working in Washington State are entitled to overtime pay.

Jun10

WSU POTATO ALERTS-LATE BLIGHT UPDATE

WSU POTATO ALERTS-LATE BLIGHT UPDATE

Late blight has not been reported in the Columbia Basin, but the conditions have been favorable for the disease to establish.

Jun10

MURRAY-INSLEE SNAKE RIVER REPORT SAYS BREACHING DAMS WOULD COST THE PUBLIC OVER $27 BILLION

MURRAY-INSLEE SNAKE RIVER REPORT SAYS BREACHING DAMS WOULD COST THE PUBLIC OVER $27 BILLION

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and U.S. Senator Patty Murray released a draft report weighing the impacts of breaching the dams.

Jun10

COLUMBIA BASIN DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE PROMOTES LEADERSHIP

COLUMBIA BASIN DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE PROMOTES LEADERSHIP

The Columbia Basin Development League announced that Sara Higgins has been promoted to Executive Director.

Jun10

STATE CONSIDERING BAN ON NATURAL GAS AND FORCED ELECTRIC HEAT IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

STATE CONSIDERING BAN ON NATURAL GAS AND FORCED ELECTRIC HEAT IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

Two months after banning nearly all non-electric space and water heating in commercial buildings, the Washington State Building Code Council is now proposing to extend the ban to residential structures.  

Jun01

WASHINGTON INCREASES HEAT, WILDFIRE SMOKE PROTECTIONS FOR OUTDOOR WORKERS THIS SUMMER

WASHINGTON INCREASES HEAT, WILDFIRE SMOKE PROTECTIONS FOR OUTDOOR WORKERS THIS SUMMER

From June 15 through the end of September, employers in Washington will be required to monitor temperature and air quality, take steps to protect workers from heat and smoke hazards, and provide training and information, among other things.

 

May20

NINTH ANNUAL AG WORLD GOLF CLASSIC – Registration Now Open

NINTH ANNUAL AG WORLD GOLF CLASSIC – Registration Now Open

Ag World Support Systems is joining with hosts JR Simplot, Lamb Weston, McCain Foods and the Potato Growers of Washington for their annual charity fund-raising golf tournament to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest.