WDFW: Wolf Population Continues To Grow

Washington’s wolf population continues to increase. According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the 2019 wolf count shows a population at the highest levels since the 1930’s, the last time wolves could be hunted in the state. As of December 31st, 108 wolves, in 21 packs call the state home. In addition the […]

Coronavirus Not Transmitted Via Food

The coronavirus has most, if not all of us on edge these days, trying to determine what trips are essential, what safe and what is not. As you think about areas of your life that could expose you to COVID-19, the Ag industry is reminding consumers your food is not one of those locations. Jon […]

Coronavirus Pushed Oil Prices In Negative Territory For First Time

For the first time in U.S. history, oil prices fell into negative territory as demand continues to dry up because of the stranglehold the coronavirus pandemic has on the global economy. Industry experts says the globe now has a lot of oil and very few remaining places to store it, thus meaning producers are paying […]

WSU’s New Honey Bee Research Facility Will Benefit Entire Ag Community

In early March, Washington State University celebrated the grand opening of its new Honey Bee & Pollinator Research, Extension and Education Facility in Othello. WSU Honey Bee scientist Steve Sheppard said this facility will benefit their years of existing research in Pullman, and allow for research expansion, such as developing in field methods when it […]

All Farm Groups Asking For Help

Ag leaders say producers need more federal help to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, as demand for aid far outstrips help already provided, and Congress tries to agree on new funding. Cattlemen, alone, say they’ve lost close to $14 billion, even before a major packing plant in Colorado and others, closed. The ethanol industry says […]

Lawmakers Seek Rural COVID-19 Task Force

A group of lawmakers wants the Trump administration to create a Rural COVID-19 Task Force. Led by Representative Antonio Delgado, a New York Democrat, and Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, the group penned a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Klobuchar says the administration needs to take immediate action “to make sure we’re getting […]