Inslee Asks WDFW To Kill Fewer Wolves In NE Washington

Governor Jay Inslee is asking the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife to kill fewer wolves in the northeast corner of the state.  In a letter written to Director Kelly Susewind this week, Inslee asked that changes be made to the gray wolf recovery program to increase the reliance on non-lethal methods and to […]

NWFCS: Crop Size Could Add Pressure For Tree Fruit Growers

As we continue our Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot, we turn to the tree fruit industry.  Northwest Farm Credit Services EVP of Lending and Insurance Bill Perry says their 12-month forecast for apples calls for modest profitability.   “Estimates call for a larger crop which could pressure prices.  Although trade tensions have eased […]

University of Idaho Announces Large Gift For Meat Science Center

The University of Idaho announced a major donation Wednesday in their effort to construct a new meat science center on the Moscow campus.  The school recently received a $1 million gift from  the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation.  For those not familiar with it, the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation is dedicated to advancing projects to benefit […]

Expanding Trade Opportunities Vital For Oregon Cattle Industry

Trade remains one of the top topics of discussion for cattle producers across Oregon.  Jerome Rosa, Executive Director of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association said the recently announced trade deal between the U.S. and Japan will help the local rancher.  He said without a trade deal, American cattle producers face a 38% tariff, which not only […]

Focus On Fruit: 10/03/19

The Washington Apple Commission’s Toni Lynn Adams talks about how apple growers will benefit from federal funding to promote trade.       If you have a story idea for the Washington Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

NASS: What Stocks In Storage up 1%

According to NASS, all wheat stocks in storage across the northwest increased 1% year-over year.   As of September 1st, wheat stored in Washington totaled 155 million bushels, down from 166 million bushels reported in September 2018.  Off-farm stocks were down 9%, while on-farm stocks were up 14%.  In Oregon, stored wheat topped at 50.1 […]

Farm Bureau, Hemp Council, Seek Approvals for Hemp Protection Products

The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Industrial Hemp Council are seeking crop protection tools for hemp.  The two groups have asked the EPA to consider ten crop protection product applications approved for use on hemp.  The groups made the request in rulemaking comments submitted to the agency.   For hemp to reach its […]

Perdue: Dairy Will Benefit With Trade Agreements

Trade opportunities continue to be a focus of the dairy industry and agriculture in general.  Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue talked about trade opportunity, some realized, and other still in the planning phases at the first day of the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin.   “Japan deal will be good for dairy,” Perdue said.  “And beef […]

Livestock Producers Describe Trade Headwinds to Congress

Livestock groups told the Senate Agriculture Committee they need certainty in trade.  During a hearing Wednesday, Livestock groups including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council told lawmakers they need certainty in trade.  The groups urged lawmakers to approve USMCA quickly.   NCBA President Jennifer Houston said the U.S. needs to […]