Newhouse Optimistic About Future With China Following Meeting With Doud

Greg Doud with the U.S Trade Representative’s office recently made a trip through Washington, talking about the state’s Ag community and what can be done to encourage more trade into the future. Central Washington Representative Dan Newhouse met with the Ambassador during his stop in Ritzville. The two talked not only about USMCA, Japan, ongoing […]

NAFA To Host CFAP Webinar Thursday

The National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance will host a webinar Thursday, October 15th telling growers how they can get assistance through CFAP [the Coronavirus Food Assistance program]. Associate Director at National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance Jon Dockter said originally the crop was not eligible for the program, even when a second round of crops were […]

Chumrau: CFAP2 Will Have A Big Impact On Idaho Wheat Growers

For wheat growers in Idaho, 2020 has two very distinct story lines. The first involved a very good harvest statewide. Casey Chumrau, Executive Director of the Idaho Wheat Commission said harvest numbers were really strong statewide, with all regions reporting not only great yields but excellent quality. Unfortunately, prices this year were not what grower […]

ODFW: Depredation Occurred In An Area Not Known For Wolves

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife investigators were called out to a dead calf, found in a large grassy private pasture Thursday morning in Wallowa County. The 350-pound, nine month old calf was found by a field hand early on the morning of October 8th. Investigators said the calf died less than 14 hours before […]

DeHaan: Investors Hopeful To See Another Round Of Stimulus Soon

Oil Prices have dropped over the past week, but by a very small amount. In Monday’s action, West Texas Crude traded in the mid-$39 a barrel range, down just a little over a dollar from last week’s numbers. Patrick DeHaan said oil prices are holing steady because of conflicting information. On one side, you have […]

U.S. Dairy Advances Journey to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

On Monday, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy unveiled the Net Zero Initiative. The industry-wide effort will help U.S. dairy farms of all sizes and geographies implement new technologies and adopt economically viable practices. The initiative is a critical component of U.S. dairy’s environmental stewardship goals. The plan is endorsed by dairy industry leaders and […]

Idaho Tops In Census Participation

The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that Idaho is among six other states and Puerto Rico with the highest overall census response rate. According to the Lewiston Tribune, as of last week, 99.9% of Idaho households have been counted. Among the responses, 69.1% responded online, by mail or over the phone and 30.8% waited until […]

AEM Announces Sustainability Council

On Monday, the Association of Equipment Manufactures announced a Sustainability Council. The council is comprised of leaders from AEM member companies. The council will help advance AEM member-efforts in addressing issues of sustainability and provide a framework for the adoption of best practices and innovation. Curt Blades, senior vice president of Ag Services at AEM, […]

Tuesday is Global Fertilizer Day

Monday was National Farmer’s Day, and Tuesday, October 13, is Global Fertilizer Day, as proclaimed by The Fertilizer Institute. TFI describes the day as an annual event seeking to educate people about the fertilizer industry and its contribution to feeding the global population. TFI President and CEO Corey Rosenbusch said, “We feed the world, we […]