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2022 WA/OR Potato Conference

Thursday, 07 October 2021 Blog & News

The 2022 WA/OR Potato Conference will be held in person at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA on January 24-27, 2022 . Exhibitor registration is now open! To reserve a booth space for the 2022 conference, please sign up here. Attendee registration will open up in December. We are continuously monitoring the COVID situation and will provide updates as necessary. For questions,...


Wednesday, 18 August 2021 Blog & News

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act addresses ocean container carrier practices injuring US exporters, importers, truckers and others. It particularly focuses on unreasonable detention and demurrage charges, and carrier rejection of US export cargo. It provides the means to achieve the mandates of the President’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. This bill covers...

Outdoor Heat Safety

Tuesday, 06 July 2021 Blog & News

During this hot season physically demanding work, heavy clothing, and dehydration can put even the healthiest workers at higher risk for serious heat illness like debilitating heat exhaustion and life-threatening heat stroke. Heat exhaustion can make workers more susceptible to falls, equipment-related injuries, and other on-the-job safety hazards. Prevention is the best approach to protect...


Friday, 10 September 2021 Blog & News

The Agriculture Department announced a $700 million investment into two new programs to provide financial relief to farm and food system workers. The first of the two, the Farm and Food Workers Relief program, is meant to assist millions of essential workers in farm fields, meatpacking plants and grocery stores who had to pay for personal protective equipment, dependent care and expenses...

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

Friday, 13 August 2021 Blog & News

The Small Business Administration announced this week that it’s launching a web portal that will allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or less to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. This is big news for the more than 6.5 million of the smallest employers that have accessed the program as it will fast-track relief for them. More details on the portal...


Wednesday, 09 June 2021 Blog & News

Many gathered last week to celebrate the completion of the EL 47.5 Pump Station. The Station is located 7 miles NE of Warden, WA and is replacing 8,500 acres of deep well irrigated lands with surface water in the Odessa Aquifer.  EL 47.5 is designed to supply water to over 10,500 acres.  Speakers in attendance included Duaine Anderson, ECBID Board President; Senator Mark Schoesler...

Potatoes Linked to Higher Quality Diet in Adolescents

Friday, 20 August 2021 Blog & News

It is well-known that American youth between two and 19 years-old have the lowest measures of diet quality compared to other age groups. Nutritionists have sought effective strategies to reverse this trend and improve adherence to dietary recommendations. Now, new research published in Nutrients found that U.S. adolescents who eat potatoes have higher quality diets than those who do not consume...


Monday, 12 July 2021 Blog & News

On July 1st Gov. Jay Inslee amended Proclamation 20-25 , Washington Ready (formerly known as  “ Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery ”) to update the statewide guidance and requirements for moving forward. The order reflects the general rules for moving forward after June 30, 2021, including the ongoing face covering requirement. The order...


Tuesday, 01 June 2021 Blog & News

The Washington State University Potato Group will hold a COVID-modified Potato Field day on June 24 that incorporates a self-guided tour of the WSU Potato Seed Lot Trial and several research demonstration trials. WSU researchers will be available to answer questions and guide participants. If COVID restrictions are reduced or lifted prior to June 24, there may be additional activities and...
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