potato growers

Post image for Washington State Potato Growers Vote To Continue Marketing Order

Washington state potato growers have voted to continue their federal marketing order program. Eighty percent of growers who voted, representing 52% of the participating volume, voted in favor of continuing the marketing order. The order authorizes the establishment of minimum grade, size, quality, maturity, pack, container, and labeling requirements for Washington state fresh market potatoes. [...]


Post image for Insect pest takes heavy toll on potato growers

Potato growers say they are out of pocket by $120 million as they battle a pest, the tomato potato psyllid. Potatoes New Zealand chairman, Opiki grower Terry Olsen, said it was costing growers through reduced yields, having to use insecticides, extra crop monitoring and management, as well as the downgrading of many potatoes. The psyllid [...]