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Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC):
Kalamath Basin Research and Extension Center (KBREC):
Department of Crop and Soil Science (CSS):
Malheur Expermient Station (MES):
Oregon State University is working with the USDA/ARS of Idaho and Washington, University of Idaho, Washington State University and the potato commissions of the three states.
Graebner, Ryan Coombs, Ph.D. Degree Candidate (email@example.com)
Potato is the third most important food crop in the world after rice and wheat in terms of human consumption. More than a billion people worldwide eat potato. It is the world’s number one non-grain food commodity, with production reaching a record 324 million tons in 2010.
Potato's crop value is significant to Oregon agriculture and to the overall economic health of the state. Oregon potato producers sold more than $175 million of potatoes in 2011, making them the state’s seventh largest crop and Oregon’s leading vegetable crop in terms of gross farm gate sales. When considering processing value, the statewide economic footprint of potatoes is likely several times larger.