March 29, 2024

Mar23

2024 WA COMMERCIAL POTATO SEED LOT PICK UP & TRIAL INFORMATION

2024 WA COMMERCIAL POTATO SEED LOT PICK UP & TRIAL INFORMATION

Commercial potato seed samples are requested from WA Growers for the Washington Seed Lot Trial.

Mar04

APPLY FOR THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RURAL DEVELOPMENT VALUE-ADDED PRODUCER GRANT NOW

APPLY FOR THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RURAL DEVELOPMENT VALUE-ADDED PRODUCER GRANT NOW

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is offering Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) to help agricultural producers to generate new products, create and expand marketing options, and increase their producer income through value-added activities.

Mar08

CLIMATE-SMART POTATOES: INCENTIVE PAYMENTS AVAILABLE FOR COLUMBIA BASIN GROWERS

Through a $50-million grant from the USDA partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities programs awarded to Oregon State University, incentive payments will be provided to farmers who use Climate-Smart practices to improve soil health of their fields, and thus reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase sequestration of carbon in soils.

Mar19

ELEVEN WASHINGTON COUNTIES DESIGNATED AS PRIMARY NATURAL DISASTER AREAS BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

ELEVEN WASHINGTON COUNTIES DESIGNATED AS PRIMARY NATURAL DISASTER AREAS BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending essential emergency loans by USDA’s Secretarial natural disaster designation to producers to recover from disasters triggered by excessive heat in Washington State that occurred from March 15, 2023 through July 31, 2023.

Mar26

FARM SERVICE AGENCY (FSA) HOLDS WEBINAR ON REQUIRED ACREAGE REPORTS ON APRIL 3, 2024

FARM SERVICE AGENCY (FSA) HOLDS WEBINAR ON REQUIRED ACREAGE REPORTS ON APRIL 3, 2024

On April 3, 2024 at 10:00 a.m., FSA will be hosting a webinar discussing required acreage reports for their disaster, prices support, and conservation programs.

Mar20

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! WSDA AND WSU CAHNRS IS HOLDING IT’S FIRST EVER WASHINGTON AGRICULTURE VIABILITY CONFERENCE IN KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON ON MAY 29-30, 2024

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! WSDA AND WSU CAHNRS IS HOLDING IT’S FIRST EVER WASHINGTON AGRICULTURE VIABILITY CONFERENCE IN KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON ON MAY 29-30, 2024

Plan to attend the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and Washington State University’s (WSU) College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Science’s first Washington Agricultural Viability Conference at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington on May 29-30, 2024.

Mar01

PACIFIC NORTHWEST VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION (PNVA) OFFERING UP TO $20,000.00 IN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE 2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS

PACIFIC NORTHWEST VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION (PNVA) OFFERING UP TO $20,000.00 IN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE 2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS

Eligible applicants can now apply for PNVA scholarships for the 2024-25 school year to be used in any agricultural area of study but preferably areas related to vegetable production.

Mar04

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY’S (OSU) FULL DAY WORKSHOP TO EXPLORE PESTICIDE SOLUTIONS FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTIONS IN AGRICULTURE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY’S (OSU) FULL DAY WORKSHOP TO EXPLORE PESTICIDE SOLUTIONS FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTIONS IN AGRICULTURE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Oregon State University (OSU) in conjunction with Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and Compliance Services International (CSI) is offering four full day stakeholder workshops to explore pesticide solutions and endangered species protection in agriculture in the Pacific Northwest.

Mar08

WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (WSDA) FARM TO SCHOOL PURCHASING GRANT ROUND TWO APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (WSDA) FARM TO SCHOOL PURCHASING GRANT ROUND TWO APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

$300,000 is available in Farm to School Purchasing Grants through WSDA for school districts, childcare centers, tribal schools, tribal early learning centers and organizations that operate a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Program. For Washington farmers and producers, participation is a marketing opportunity to sell to small and large institutions.

Mar04

WASHINGTON SOIL HEALTH INITIATIVE PROVIDING SOILS DATA ACTIONABLE SERIES

WASHINGTON SOIL HEALTH INITIATIVE PROVIDING SOILS DATA ACTIONABLE SERIES

To help the agricultural community understand and make sound soil health decisions, the Washington Soil Health Initiative is promoting a four-part webinar series “Making Soils Data Actionable.”

Mar21

WSPC COMMISSIONER NOMINATIONS

WSPC COMMISSIONER NOMINATIONS

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) mailed nomination forms requesting submissions for the nomination of grower elected representation on the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC).