Wheeler Joins WSU Ag Tech

Washington State University announced Tuesday that Teacher and scientist Tadd Wheeler is joining the school’s Agricultural Technology and Production Management Program. The AgTM Program helps prepare students for careers that blend technological know-how with modern agriculture. Starting Wednesday, Wheeler will serve as a teaching assistant professor, taking over from James Durfey, who is nearing retirement […]

NAWG Calls For All Wheat Classes To Be Covered Under CFAP

Last week, the USDA announced the addition of several commodities to Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The USDA also hinted that additional commodities may be added to the CFAP list in the coming weeks. Currently, durum and hard red spring wheat classes are covered under CFAP while hard red winter, soft red winter, and soft white […]

Wheat Plantings Continue To Drop

Over the past couple of decades, the USDA has reported a gradual trend of less wheat planted in the U.S. And there are a variety of reasons for that drop. “It’s not just one thing but certainly the combination of wheat prices and probably also limited genetic improvement as well as enhanced planning flexibility for […]

Hot Weather Expected Over Next Two Weeks

The last couple of weeks have been relatively cool across the Inland Northwest. And those below average temperatures have been good news for drought conditions. But things are going to change over the next couple of days. Marilyn Lohman, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said temperatures are going to climb into the 90’s with […]

Ag Equipment Sales Rise in June

The overall sales of tractors and self-propelled combines were higher in both the U.S. and Canada during June. According to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, it’s the first time this year that the sales numbers rose. Total U.S. farm tractor sales rose 32% in June. Only four-wheel-drive tractor sales declined in […]

USDA Seeks to Increase Rural Investment Through Streamlining Loan Programs

USDA is looking to “cut the red tape” making it easier to invest in rural America. On Monday, USDA also announced steps to streamline access to four flagship loan programs. The programs include the Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees Program, Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program, Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program, and the Rural […]

Moore: Farmers Will Need Substantial Help In New COVID-19 Aid Package

Agriculture is making a big funding request to Congress in an expected final COVID-19 stimulus bill. But what can farmers expect when many in D.C. and on Main Street are calling for restraint? While it’s likely the last major legislation before the election, Senate Republicans don’t appear to be interested in the kind of multi-trillion-dollar […]

Shoppers Still Fear Empty Grocery Shelves, Seek Bargains

A recent survey finds grocery shoppers are looking for bargains, and half of consumers fear empty grocery shelves. Marketing agency Acosta says 53% of shoppers say product availability is a top priority. The American Farm Bureau Federation last week reported beef and pork supply chains are recovering from the pandemic panic buying. However, the industry […]

Ag Tech Platform Looks To Help Farmers Connect Financial Dots

Conservis, the global leader in enterprise farm management software, announces they’ve enhanced the financial management capabilities of its already robust platform. Developed in collaboration with Rabo AgriFinance, the financial management suite will connect the dots between an operation’s field data and its finances. Pat Christie, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Conservis, said […]