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Careers in Agriculture

    In Washington, the agriculture industry is responsible for creating nearly 36,000 jobs and contributes $7.4 billion dollars to the economy. Clearly there are many different job opportunities in the agriculture industry, but today we are going to focus on...

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2018 Washington Brewers Festival

2018 Washington Brewers Festival

On Father’s Day weekend, WSPC continued our mission to share FREE Washington potatoes throughout our great state. Early Friday morning, we loaded up and headed over to western Washington for the weekend where we attended the 13th Annual Brewers Fest in Redmond. We...

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CB Tech Competition

CB Tech Competition

We had the pleasure of partnering with Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center’s video game programming team. By doing this, students at CB Tech gain skills in their desired profession and 5th graders get to have fun testing potato video games. This year, CB Tech...

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MLHS-Fry Day

MLHS-Fry Day

As part of our ongoing mission to share Washington potatoes throughout the state, we decided to start the summer off in our own town. Today, we parked our new fry trailer right outside Moses Lake High School’s front doors where we handed out free fries, Spud Nation...

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Family Nutrition

Do you feel as if there is always at least one complainer or picky eater at your dinner table? Or maybe no matter how hard you try, your 10-year-old just won’t eat her kale salad.  If you are struggling with any of these issues, don't worry, you are not alone. It can...

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2018 Office Growing Competition

  It’s that time of year again! Our 2018 potato growing contest is officially underway!  Every spring staff members at the Washington State Potato Commission participate in a competition of who can grow the best potato crop. Planting begins in April, and staff...

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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Potato Bundles

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Potato Bundles

  If you’re looking for a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, cooked chicken, or cooked broccoli, this family-favorite recipe is perfect for you! These little golden bundles of joy are pretty much a complete meal. Add a simple vegetable or salad on the...

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Potato Growing Season

Potato Growing Season

Potato growing season is among us! Farming is a year-round, around the clock job but today we are going to break down the growing season timeline for you.  The planting of potatoes begins as early as March and can go through the spring until May. Planting time varies...

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Potato Nutrition

Potato Nutrition

Are potatoes healthy? YES! Potatoes have proven to be one of America’s most versatile vegetables with remarkable nutritional value. If you take a closer look you’ll find that potatoes are packed with fiber, potassium, protein, vitamin C, antioxidants and more! Another...

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Baked Potato 101

Baked Potato 101

There are so many ways to bake a potato. Today, we are going to give readers a few inside tips for making delicious baked potatoes! Many people believe that wrapping potatoes in foil is beneficial. However, wrapping potatoes in foil before baking increases the cooking...

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