American Dairy Coalition Seeks Scientific Review of EPA Nitrate Study

The American Dairy Coalition wants a scientific review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 nitrate report. In a letter to EPA Director Andrew Wheeler, the coalition says the 2013 report never received a proper scientific review, and is a “flawed and damaging” report.   The EPA Yakima Nitrate Report began in 2010 and was published […]

Viebrock Honored Nationally For Service To NCW

A staple of North Central Washington Ag has been honored for her decades of hard work.  Earlier this summer, WSU-Extension leader and educator Margaret Viebrock was honored with the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences’ 2019 Distinguished Service Award.  Viebrock was hired in 1970, teaching those in Douglas and Chelan counties how to use […]

Crunch Pak Rolls Out SpongeBob Packaging

As children head back to school for the year, many of them will want to see a familiar face in their lunch.  Crunch Pack has announced it has partnered with Nickelodeon to create special packages of sliced fruit, featuring SpongeBob SquarePants characters.  The four-ounce snack packs, bundled eight to a package, will feature SpongeBob, Gary, […]

GOP Continues To Push For USMCA Vote

When lawmakers return to D.C. in a few days, the hope is focus on USMCA will begin again, and the updated NAFTA could be brought up for a vote in the House.  USMCA means more than $2 billion in new sales for the farm sector, but only if it is ratified.   “There’s an urgency […]

Perdue: Trade Issue In China’s Court

When it comes to trade talks and ending this trade war, Ag Secretary, Sonny Perdue, says the ball’s in China’s court.   “The question is: what’s China going do to stop stealing our stuff?” Perdue said.  “Maybe you’d like to ask China, President Xi what China’s gonna do to come to the table, and trade […]

Coalition Says Tariff Increases “Come at the Worst Possible Time”

Americans for Free Trade has a lot to say about the pending U.S. tariff increases on Chinese goods.  The coalition of over 160 businesses set a letter to President Trump asking him to postpone tariff increases that are scheduled to take effect next week.  The association says the proposed tariff increases come as consumers draw […]

Darigold Names Scheitler CIO, Johnson General Council

Key changes are coming to the top of Darigold.  Starting Tuesday, September 3rd, Richard Scheitler becomes the cooperative’s new Chief Information Officer.  While effective September 17th, Monica Johnson will come on as new General Council.   “We are fortunate to have two high caliber individuals joining the Darigold team,” said Stan Ryan, president and CEO. […]

Many In The Ag Community Happy With Japan Trade Deal

The trade agreement in principle with Japan is getting praise across much of farm country.   ‘This agreement, we believe, will level the playing field between us and our competitors especially in the red meat sector,” said Ag Undersecretary Greg Ibach.   He noted the deal with Japan should correct what he calls a “tariff […]