Thurlby: LCD Continues To Hit NW Cherry Industry

As the cherry harvest continues across the Northwest, it’s not weather, or drought that is having one of the biggest impacts on the size of the crop. Little Cherry Disease continues to devastate growers from the Washington/Canada border down into the heart of Oregon. “We think we’ve probably lost, just to start the season over […]

Susewind Calls For Togo Pack Wolves To Be Killed

On Friday, Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife director Kelly Susewind reauthorized staff to lethally remove wolves from the Togo pack in northern Ferry County. The decision he noted was due to repeated depredations of cattle on grazing lands in the Kettle River range. The removal reauthorization allows for no more than two wolves […]

Mercer: Honorary Grower An Award For the Entire Organization

While coronavirus has changed many things about the Washington Wine sector and how consumers can celebrate, one thing that has remained the same is the commitment to the industry displayed in this year’s Honorary Grower for the 2020 Washington Wines event. Earlier this spring Rob Mercer of Mercer Estates in the Prosser area was named […]

CHS Looks To Help Neighbors Through Harvest For Hunger Campaign

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Central Washington food banks have been hit hard. CHS employees are trying to help alleviate that pressure. Because of that increased demand on local pantries, CHS is distributing more than $400,000 and 30,858 pounds to those local and regional organizations. It’s all part of the annual CHS Harvest for Hunger […]

What If Your Commodity Isn’t Covered By CFAP?

For producers that don’t see their commodity listed as an eligible commodity covered under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, C-FAP, the message is “don’t give up just yet”. “These are the initial crops that were identified through the program however, USDA is accepting additional commodities through a NOFA process. The NOFA is a Notice of […]

Lighthizer Testifies on China Trade Deal, Criticizes WTO

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer had a lot to say about the president’s economic agreement with China during testimony last week in Washington D.C. He said Beijing is buying more American products and that the Asian nation would live up to the terms of the Phase One agreement. Lighthizer said his office is closely tracking […]

Dairy Safety Net Signup Begins October 12

The FSA says safety-net signup for 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage begins on October 12th and runs through December 11th of this year. DMC has already triggered payments for two months for those producers who signed up for 2020 coverage. “If we’ve learned anything in the past six months, it’s to expect the unexpected,” says FSA […]