What Antibiotics Are Found In Food At Your Local Grocery Store? None, Says Howard

Antibiotic use in human and animal health is passionate topic.  With so many labels out there claiming to be antibiotic free, the consumer is left wondering if the food they are purchasing is safe.   “All of the food at the grocery store, is antibiotic free,” said Sarah Howard is Vice President of the King/Pierce […]

Lewison: Trade Uncertainty Has NW Producers “Concerned”

Earlier this week, President Trump acknowledged he’s in no rush to finalize a trade deal with China.  He added the best thing may be to hold off until after the November elections.  That announcement did not sit well with the farming community, and the non-farming community.  In fact, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1% […]

WWIF Opens Scholarships For Students

Those looking at going into the wine industry after their post-high school education now have a few scholarship opportunities.  The Washington Wine Industry has opened up a host of scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students seeking an education in viticulture, enology or other wine related areas.   Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship Horse […]

Number Of Farm Bankruptcies Not As High As You Might Think

Chapter 12 bankruptcies, the specific chapter designed for the farm community, have increased in 2019.  However, that national trend may need some context.   “There’s some concern there, that’s a stressful situation for the farmers for the families, for the lenders, for everyone involved,” said Jackson Takach chief economist at Farmer Mac.  “It’s not a […]

USDA: Seven Trade Mission Trips Scheduled For 2020

The USDA announced Thursday it will sponsor seven agribusiness trade missions in 2020.  The goal will be to diversify and grow export opportunities around the world for American farmers and ranchers.   “I cannot overstate the immense value trade missions provide to the U.S. agriculture industry and our customers,” says USDA Undersecretary for Trade and […]

UI Receives $209K Grant To Help Combat Disease In Sheep

The University of Idaho was recently awarded a $209,595 grant from the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial mission Council.  The money will be used to fund an ongoing project designed to help minimize the impact of diseases in sheep, as well as provide genetic testing.  The UI says the research will help sheep producers employ an inexpensive […]

AFBF: Trade Progress Can’t Wait

The American Farm Bureau Federation says farmers can’t wait for progress on trade deals, including USMCA and a deal with China.  Earlier this week, President Trump suggested there was no deadline to reach a final agreement with China, and that an agreement could wait until after the 2020 elections.  However, a Phase One agreement including […]

Perdue Expects Trade Situation To Improve

Ask Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, and he’ll tell you farmers, “are some of the most resilient people you’ll ever run in to.  They just keep on keepin’ on.”   At the recent National 4-H Congress, Perdue assured students that despite low commodity prices and trade disruptions young people have a bright future in agriculture.  The […]