Dye: Food Donation Events Display Heart Of Washington Ag

Farmers across the Inland Northwest, have been very busy over the past couple of weeks, not preparing their commodities for processing, but rather helping fellow Washingtonians impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Over the past couple of weeks, potato grower, for example, have held donation events where thousands of pounds of spuds were handed out […]

Howler A Great Fit For Northwest Specialty Crops

Agbiome has rolled out a new fungicide that will benefit a variety of growers across the Inland Northwest. Howler works on both organic and conventional crops, such as beans, peas, potatoes and more. Agbiome’s Lori Berger said Howler is a revolutionary fungicide that can be used effectively at every phase of production, from greenhouse to […]

House Democrats Heroes Act Includes Agriculture Provisions

The next round of coronavirus relief introduced by House Democrats would increase direct payments to farmers by $16 billion. The funds are expected to supplement the already planned $16 billion in payments. While the legislation focuses on replenishing the Paycheck Protection Program and providing an additional round of direct payments to Americans, the bill includes […]

Merkley, Wyden Call On USDA To Ensue SNAP Home Delivery

On Tuesday, Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley called on the USDA to immediately work to ensure those that receive SNAP benefits, can receive home food delivery as well as curbside pickup during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter was signed by 26 senators, primarily democrats. “The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented rise […]

USDA: Winter Wheat Condition Continues To Deteriorate Nationwide

According to the latest USDA figures, winter wheat condition nationwide continue to slide lower. “52% of the U.S. winter wheat rated good to excellent condition that is down from last week’s 55%. 16% very poor to poor, that’s up from 14%,” said USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey. How does that compares to figures from last year? […]

Dairy Industry Need To Look At Different Forms Of Communication

Promotion and marketing have always been key to the success of the dairy industry. As a dairy farmer and long time supporter and board member of the National Dairy  Checkoff Program, Allen Merrill has seen all forms for promotion for his product. Yet he acknowledges “The communication skillset has changed a lot since I’ve been […]

USDA Hosting Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Webinar

A webinar Thursday offers farmers information on direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Planned for 10 a.m. Pacific, the Department of Agriculture said the webinar is an opportunity for producers to learn about the general application process and required documentation prior to the official beginning of signup. Producers can register for the webinar […]