‘It’s shaping up to be a good year’ for Washington State potatoes

WSPCopenerLast winter’s heavy snowfall and a wet 2017 spring put Washington potato growers in the fields later than the 2016 season, but reports from the Washington State Potato Commission indicate a good crop is coming in. Chris Voigt, executive director of the Moses Lake, WA-headquartered organization, told The Produce News on July 25 all signs are positive. “We planted later than the past couple of years due to a wetter spring, but most folks are saying that the last two years were exceptions and this year was a shift back to normal,” Voigt said. “The growing season has been good,” he continued, “It got off to a slow start due to the cooler soil temperatures but is really looking good. More