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Potato Planting

Planting Washington Potatoes- Potatoes are planted in Washington during the spring. Planting will begin in some areas of the state during early March and will continue throughout April for the majority of fields around the state. Planting is the critical first step to...

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2013 Season Comes to a Close

The 2013 potato harvest season has come to an end and this year the potato growers throughout Washington grew approximately 160,000 acres of potatoes. Washington provides the ideal combination of sun, water, and mineral-rich soil to provide the perfect conditions for...

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State FFA Competition

Each November high school students from throughout Washington get together for the State FFA Potato Judging Competition. This year around 100 students, from about 20 different FFA programs, met up in Moses Lake and gave their best shot at grading potatoes. With clip...

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Washington Grown

There is no doubt that Washington state is a unique place to live, work and play. When people think of Washington they may consider our dense forest, or the seemingly plethora of coffee shops we have, or even perhaps one of our volcanoes or any of the other numerous...

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There Is No Better Place

How Does Washington state stack up to other regions for growing potatoes. What makes it unique from other areas that produce potatoes. Find out as one of Washington’s own potato growers tells us all more. facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube JOIN OUR MAILING LIST...

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What is Integrated Pest Management

What is Integrated Pest Management? Listen to potato farmer Stacy Kniveton explain how integrated pest management is critical to Washington potato farming. The best definition of Integrated Pest Management is the use of specific products to target specific insects or...

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Agri-Business Week and Washington Potatoes

More people in Washington State are involved in agriculture and agri-business than any other industry. Washington Potato Commission is a proud sponsor of the agri-business week summer program for students. Learn what it takes to be in the business of feeding the...

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Everyday is Earth Day for Washington Potato Growers

Since today is Earth Day and a perfect time to help “inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.”  We wanted to share with you this video that shows one of the many ways potato growers throughout Washington are working to conserve our...

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Washington State Potatoes – A Legacy of Impact

Washington Potatoes are a large part of the agricultural and economic diversity found in the state. Watch this great video on the lasting legacy that our industry makes. Provides over 26,500 jobs Economic impact of $4.6 billion for Washington State A vendor list of...

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