NWFCS: Profitable Returns Expected For Area Row Crops

Today we start our week long series of Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Quarterly Commodity Snapshots.  And we start the week with area row crops.  Bill Perry, Vice President of Lending and Insurance at Northwest farm Credit Services said their 12-month outlook on onions call is for slightly profitable returns.   “Given variability of packouts, returns […]

Newhouse: This Could Be An Exciting Week For Ag Trade

This week has the potential to be a big week for American Ag.  The Senate could vote on USMCA, assuming the impeachment trial of President Trump does not get in the way.  And leaders from China are in Washington D.C. to sign the Phase One agreement between the two economies.  Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse said […]

2020 Mid-Columbia Ag Hall Of Fame Class Will Be Inducted Thursday

Farming’s past, present and future will be honored Thursday during the induction of the 2020 class of the Mid-Columbia agriculture Hall of Fame in Pasco.  Colin Hastings with the Pasco Chamber said the Hall of Fame idea started two decades ago as a way to highlight the importance of the Ag industry for the entire […]

Minick Resignation Creates Opening On Roza Irrigation Board

After 22 years as the Division 4 director of the Roza Irrigation district, David Minik has resigned, leading to an opening on the board.  The current term expires in January next year.  The person selected by the Yakima County Commissioners to fill the position must run for election later this year to serve out the […]

NCBA’s Take On Growing Alternative Proteins Industry

Cattlemen across the Northwest and across the country are watching the growing number of alternative proteins coming on the market.  How’s the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association responding when it comes to the regulatory front as well as PR?   “We’ve got a really great story, and the data is on our side, and so is […]

OSU, ODA To Offer Pesticide Safety Training

Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Agriculture will offer Core Pesticide Safety Training on January 27th.  The training will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at Blue Mountain Community College in Milton-Freewater.  Sessions will focus on reducing the risk of Pesticide Resistance in Apple, Cherry and Wine grape, Lessons Learned, and Pesticide […]

House Bill Introduced to Oversee USDA Checkoffs

Nevada Democrat Dina Titus recently introduced legislation to create financial controls and transparency for the USDA Ag checkoff programs.  Titus said, “The USDA’s checkoff programs have operated without sufficient oversight for far too long. The “Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act” brings much-needed accountability and transparency.”   She feels family farmers shouldn’t be forced to […]

Passing USMCA Very Important To U.S Dairy Industry

Many in the Ag sector are hopeful ratification of USMCA can happen sooner rather than later. One group that is especially interested in getting the updated NAFTA through Congress is the U.S. Dairy industry, which is impacted by various Canadian policies that would be eliminated under USMCA.   “And that, of course, will open up […]

New Holland Partnering with National Hemp Association

New Holland is partnering with the National Hemp Association to accelerate the return of hemp commodity crops on farms across North America.  The program announced last week at the Pennsylvania farm Show is called “Pushing Progress Together.”  Through the partnership, NHA will participate alongside New Holland at 16 national farm shows throughout North America.   […]