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Running in L.A.

Tuesday, 28 March 2023 Blog & News

“Walking in L.A. Nobody walks in L.A.,” Dale Bozzio of Missing Persons repeatedly belts out in their hit 1980s anthem. Yes, America’s second largest city is a sprawling megalopolis that favors cars over pedestrians. But if you’re wondering if people do in fact walk in L.A, just check out Griffith Park on any given day. And when it comes to running however, holy moly do people run in...

No Seed Potatoes, No Food

Friday, 03 February 2023 Blog & News

LYNDEN, Washington February 9, 2023 – Farmers love to work the land. It’s less about profits than it is about the passion to produce healthy food for the community.   That is the stance of Scott Bedlington, a third-generation farmer in Western Washington. He’s concerned there is too much government overreach and not enough outreach. “These bills are getting proposed by people who...

Salmon Buffers: Food production survival is on the line, on both sides of the State

Friday, 03 February 2023 Blog & News

Quincy, Washington— February 2, 2023 – The summer Sam Krautscheid’s youngest son was 6 years old, he went almost everywhere with his dad. He would be waiting for Krautscheid at the foot of the stairs in their home every morning, ready to head out for a grown-up sized workday on the farm. One day, he was helping to fix an irrigation system with his dad and a full-time employee when a...

Down but not out in the Desert – Powered by Potatoes

Thursday, 02 March 2023 Blog & News

Written By Craig Romano

Life happens. I’ve been looking forward to the Mesa Marathon in Mesa Arizona for months. Its fast downhill start and generally flat course along with its excellent support and vibes had me hooked. I trained hard and felt confident that Mesa would be my fastest marathon in sometime. Possibly even a Boston Qualifier. It turned out to be my slowest marathon.

Voluntary Conservation, the Bridge for Agriculture to Save Wildlife

Friday, 03 February 2023 Blog & News | Sustainability

MOSES LAKE, Washington, February 8, 2023 – Technical assistance rooted in providing site specific solutions to wildlife habitat protection and enhancement while maintaining agricultural viability is what the Voluntary Stewardship Program does, according to Harold Crose. Crose is a resource conservationist with the Columbia Basin Conservation District and has been part of the Voluntary...

For Food Saftey Sake

Friday, 03 February 2023 Blog & News

Moses Lake, Washington— February 1, 2023 – A new proposal in the Washington state legislature would toss out federal food packaging rules and make it more difficult to market our premier product: potatoes. Grocery store produce tables are stacked high with potatoes in 5- and 10-pound perforated plastic bags. But the Washington Recycling and Packaging (WRAP) Act would require potato packers...

Supporting Farmers – Supporting Food

Thursday, 09 February 2023 Blog & News

MOSES LAKE February 9, 2023 – Last year the Governor signed into law the Climate Commitment Act and in doing so committed to providing a needed fuel exemption for farmers and ranchers. The law was enacted at the beginning of the year and no relief has been provided to farmers. In 2020 Washington’s farmers and ranchers spent approximately $260 million on diesel. The average cost of diesel...

Hope and questions spring eternal for Skagit Valley potato grower

Friday, 03 February 2023 Blog & News

MOUNT VERNON, Washington – February 7, 2023 – Despite years of regulatory headwinds, Darrin Morrison always chooses to see a future for agriculture in Washington state. “We have all these threats, but I still see our way of life as worth having,” Morrison said. “There are days, though, when the light is a little dimmer. You see those bills and you wonder what people are thinking.”...

Potato Day 2023

Friday, 03 February 2023 Blog & News | Sustainability

Moses Lake, Washington— January 30, 2023 — Every year, potato farmers from across the region migrate to Olympia, Washington to share this year’s potato harvest and celebrate Potato Day. On February 21, 2023, the staff from the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) will accompany farmers to Olympia to help hand out baked potatoes with all the fixings. Potato Day is a fan favorite and...
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