Baron: Nooksack Basin Dispute Could Have Big Impacts On Water Rights Across Washington

A water rights issue in Northwest Washington could have long-term and damaging impacts on the rights of farmers across the entire state, that according to Gerald Baron, Executive Director of Save Family Farming. The state Department of Ecology is currently moving toward the adjudication of water rights in the Nooksack Basin in Whatcom County. Baron […]

Inslee Directs State To Rework Wolf Rulemaking Process

On Friday, Governor Jay Inslee sent a letter to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to initiate a new rulemaking process when it comes to wolf management. Last week’s letter comes following an appeal from the Center for Biological Diversity challenging WDFW’s current wolf management rules. CBD claims the state’s current rules fail to […]

House Asks Perdue To Help Wheat Growers

It’s not just senators asking Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue to help wheat farmers harmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, 26 House members, from both parties, sent a letter to USDA head Sonny Perdue, asking that he utilize CARERS Act funding to help growers facing substantial losses because of COVID-19. “Wheat farmers have experienced significant […]

After Hitting Recent Highs, Oil Prices Move Lower

Monday was a holiday for investors in the United States, but that did not prevent fuel prices from moving. In international action, crude was trading Monday just below $40 per barrel, down roughly 10% from this time last week. The drop came, according to industry analysis, as Saudi Arabia announced deep price cuts for Asia, […]

Survey Shows Farmers Strongly Support President Trump

A new Farm Futures poll shows farmers significantly plan to support President Trump in November’s election. The poll asked the question, “If the presidential election was held today, would you vote for President Trump?” Just over 1,000 producers responded, with 75% saying yes. In 2018, 60% said yes to the same question, following the start […]

ODFW Called To First Wolf Depredation of September, 12th Of The Year

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews were called to a wolf depredation outside of Klamath Falls Wednesday morning. When investigators arrived they found a 700 pound yearly steer dead in a 300 acre private land pasture. A majority of the organs and muscle tissue from the hindquarters had been consumed. Its estimated that the […]

CFAP Part Two Announcement Coming This Week

As recently as last Tuesday, September 1st, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said USDA was finishing up writing the rules for the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. During a recent trip to Iowa, the secretary said the rules have been written and they’ll be announced this week. According to the Bismarck Tribune said […]

Pastures, Range Lands Continue To Dry Out

According to the latest USDA numbers, pasture and rangeland conditions continue to slide downward. “Current numbers showing 56% of US pastures and rangeland rated in very poor to poor condition,” noted USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. “That is up a significant four percentage points from last week. Just 22% rated good to excellent that’s down two […]