Media Releases

Potato Farmers Giving Back

Spring is always a busy time for our region’s potato farmers. However; in addition to all of the work they are planning to accomplish in their fields to prepare for this year’s growing season, they have also been active in giving back to their communities. So far in 2016, potato farmers and their families have teamed up to benefit everything from cancer research to helping fight hunger. Read More

Washington Grown Receives Multiple Emmy Nominations

Washington Grown, a weekly television show dedicated to sharing Washington’s Ag story with the public has been nominated for three different Emmy® Awards (Northwest Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences). While these are not the first awards the show has earned (Washington Grown also won national Telly Awards in 2014 & 2015 and the host Kristi Gorenson was nominated for an Emmy® in 2014), these are the first Emmy® nominations the show itself has received.  Read More

New WSPC Chair Elected During Annual Meeting

Moses Lake - The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) held their annual meeting last week and elected the organizations's new Executive Committee for the upcoming fiscal year. Mike Doods was named chair of the Commission and will officially begin his term July 1, 2015. Dodds is the Raw Materials and Enviromental Manager for the Moses Lake facility of Basic American Foods.  Dodds will follow Nelson Cox who has chaired the Commission ince last July.  Read More

Washington State Potato Field Days

Each year Washington State University's (WSU) Othello Research Station is host to the state annual Potato Field Day.  This year's field day will be Thursday, June 25 and marks the 52nd time the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) and WSU have teamed up for the Potato Field Day's seed lot trials.   Read More

Washington Potatoes - From Field to Fries

The 2015 potato growing season is upon us and on average Washington state potato farmers groe more than 20 percent of all U.S. potatoes.  The ideal combination of sun, controlled water sources and nutrient-rich soil make Washington home to the world's most perfect conditions for growing potatoes.  Read More

Seattle Couple Wins Potato Lover's Month Wedding Contest

The love of potatoes was in the air this past month, however only one couple could be named Washington's greatest potato loving fans. Audra Giese and John Barber, both of Seattle, WA are the lucky winners of the 2015 Potato Lover's Month wedding giveaway from the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC). The WSPC spent all of February inviting those who felt they were Washington's most devout potato couple to enter their giveaway.  Read More

All Washington Ag Fair Nets a Win for Food Banks

The first All Washington Ag Fair, sponsored by Washington Grown, helped to net a win for one local food bank. The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) participated in the Ag Fair March 19 in Olympia, WA.  The WSPC invited all state legislators to visit their booth during the event. Those that did visit the WSPC booth were entered in a drawing to win 2,500 pounds of fresh potatoes to be donated to a food bank or charity of their choice.  Read More

Chuck’s Produce Sets Record with Washington State Potatoes

The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) is excited to announce that a new record setting display of potatoes will be on exhibit beginning November 11, 2012 at Chuck’s Produce and Street Market in Vancouver, WA. The display consists of 133,000 pounds of Washington state grown potatoes and takes over the title as unofficially the largest amount of potatoes ever used in one retail exhibit. Read more