NWFCS Expecting Mixed Bag From Cherry, Wine industries

As we wrap up our week long series focused on the Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot, we look at cherries and the wine industry.  Bill Perry, EVP of Lending and Insurance with NWFCS, said the 12-month outlook calls for a mixed bag for Northwest cherry growers.   “Profitable returns from early and late […]

Trump Signs Trade Agreements with Japan

On Monday, President Trump signed two trade agreements with Japan, one focused on goods, the second a digital trade agreement.  At the White House Monday, the President said both trade agreements are wonderful opportunities for the United States.   “These two deals represent a tremendous victory for both our nations. They will create countless jobs, […]

Millions Awarded To Conserve Farms, Forest Around Washington

 The state of Washington has awarded millions of dollars to conserve working farms and forests around the Evergreen State.  The $5.2 million in grant funding comes from the Washington state and Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.  The board also received word of funding from federal grants for projects that develop and improve recreational opportunities for […]

WDFW Looking Those Interested In Serving On The Wolf Advisory Group

Are you interested in helping determine the future of gray wolves in Washington?  If so, the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for you.   WDFW is looking to fill four vacancies on the Wolf Advisory Group.  Openings run through 2021.   The Wolf Advisory Group (WAG) was formed in 2013 with […]

Middle East Center Of Oil Conversations

Oil prices have shown very little movement over the past week, hovering around $53 per barrel for West Texas Crude.  The lack of movement is atypical for this time of year.  Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.com said traditionally oil prices drop as we transition into the heart of fall, and thanks to the ongoing trade war […]

Oregon Awarded $2.1M In Specialty Crop Block Program Funds

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is out with this year’s recipients of Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds.  Nearly $2.1 million will fund 14 projects to help boost the competitiveness of Oregon’s fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery crops, and other specialty crops. 2019 grant aware winners include: Central Oregon Veterans Ranch National Association of State Department of Agriculture […]

House Democrats in Mexico for USMCA Considerations

House Democrats are wrapping up a two-day trip to Mexico to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.  Led by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, the visit comes as the Democratic Working Group on NAFTA 2.0 “continues to engage in productive discussions with the U.S. Trade Representative regarding important improvements to the agreement.”   Representative […]

New York City Bans Processed Meats in School Lunches

Kids are notorious for their love of hot dogs but they won’t get them in New York City schools this year for lunch.  According to Fox 5, the Board of Education will no longer allow processed meats in public school cafeterias following a resolution passed by the New York City Council.   Councilman Fernando Cabrera, […]

New Wolf Pack Found In Western Oregon

The state of Oregon announced last week the newest wolf pack is the state has at least four pups.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that a photo from a trail camera confirmed the pups’ existence in western Oregon. Their fur gray with cream-colored streaks, three of them were photographed walking on an unpaved road […]