June 24, 2022

Jun24

CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO PROTECT NW HYDROPOWER!

CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO PROTECT NW HYDROPOWER!

Send a message to your elected officials to help protect our access to clean, affordable, Northwest hydropower.

Jun24

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP JUNE 30, 2022

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP JUNE 30, 2022

Washington State University Extension, the Washington State Potato Commission and the Potato Foundation will team up to provide workshops for potato growers and field scouts on June 30th, 1:00-4:00 PM at the WSU’s Othello Research Unit at 1471 West Cox Road, Othello WA if interest supports it.

Jun24

NATURAL GAS: FUEL FOR THOUGHT

NATURAL GAS: FUEL FOR THOUGHT

The region is considering climate solutions that greatly limit energy choices and will result in fewer innovations in clean hydrogen and renewable natural gas.

Jul01

NEW WSPC POLICY: ORDER YOUR IPM SUPPLYS AND SEND US THE RECEIPT FOR REIMBURSMENT

NEW WSPC POLICY:  ORDER YOUR IPM SUPPLYS AND SEND US THE RECEIPT FOR REIMBURSMENT

The Washington State Potato Commission has long supported Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Jun24

NEXT STEPS IN THE MURRAY INSLEE PROCESS

NEXT STEPS IN THE MURRAY INSLEE PROCESS

A draft report analyzing salmon recovery by removing the Lower Snake River Dams is available for public review from June 9, 2022, through July 11, 2022. Public comments on the draft report is encouraged and can be provided via email, through the project website or by mail.

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.

Jun24

OCEAN SHIPPING REFORM ACT SIGNED INTO LAW

OCEAN SHIPPING REFORM ACT SIGNED INTO LAW

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act (S. 3580) becomes law, receives applause. The legislation will crack down on increasing ocean shipping costs and ease supply chain backlogs that are raising prices for consumers and making it harder for U.S. farmers and exporters to get their goods to the global market.

Jun24

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) PLANS TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR QUALIFYING SPECIALTY CROP PRODUCERS

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) PLANS TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR QUALIFYING SPECIALTY CROP PRODUCERS

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to provide up to $200 million in assistance for specialty crop producers who incur eligible on-farm food safety program expenses to obtain or renew a food safety certification in calendar years 2022 or 2023.

Jun24

WSDA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FARM TO SCHOOL PURCHASING GRANT

WSDA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FARM TO SCHOOL PURCHASING GRANT

Nearly $3 million is on the table for farm to school efforts to get locally grown food on the lunch trays of schools across the state.