Perry: Row Crops Look To Enjoy Profits Despite COVID-19 Disruptions

Day Four of our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot, and area row crops take center stage.  Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, said the 12-month outlook suggests break-even to slightly profitable onion returns. “Onion size and quality are favorable. Yet, producer returns remain sensitive to restaurants reopening.” When it comes to potatoes, Perry […]

WSU Forest Field Day Looks To Address Forest Management, Forest Health

With one of the most active wildfires seasons up and down the West Coast as the back drop, Washington State University will host its Forestry Field Day this Saturday. But, like everything else in a COVID world, this weekend’s event will be on-line. WSU Extension Forester Brendan Whyte said they will push landowners this weekend […]

Idaho Research Focused On Potato Viruses

Entomologists from the University of Idaho are leading ten state research project focused on two viruses that can devastate seed potato farmers. U of I professor and project leader Alexander Karasev says one of their targets is Potato Mop Top Virus, which has been found in six states. “The second virus is Potato Virus Y. […]

Walmsley: Farm Country Better Prepared For A Second COVID Wave

According to the American Farm Bureau’s Andrew Walmsley, agriculture is better prepared for a second wave of the coronavirus. With COVID-19 numbers spiking in several states as well as European counties, health experts warning of a new COVID wave coming this fall. But Walmsley said for the American farmer, this won’t look anything like the […]

USMEF: August Was A Great Month For Beef Bound For Taiwan, Korea

According to the latest USDA data, U.S. beef exports to Korea and Taiwan set new records in August. Dan Halstrom, U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO, noted exports to Taiwan in August totaled 7,439 metric tons, valued at nearly $64 million. He said Taiwan is enjoying a tremendous recovery in the food service industry. […]

Impossible Foods Expanding, Calls Animal Ag “Most Destructive Technology on Earth”

Impossible Foods is expanding its multifaceted technology platform, accelerating product development, and plans to double its research and development team’s size over the next 12 months. The Silicon Valley-based company says the expansion helps it reach its goal to reverse global warming. Impossible Foods takes aim at animal agriculture, calling it “the most destructive technology […]

Bat Week 2020

The week leading up to the 31st is traditionally Bat Week and this year is no exception. However, everything is virtual in 2020. But as Rod Bain points out while on-line, this year’s celebration remains focused on education…and a little fun. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, […]

Forest Service Accepting Grants for Innovations in Wood Products, Energy

The Forest Service is accepting applications for innovation grants. Announced Tuesday, the agency has approximately $10 million in funding available through the 2021 Wood Innovations Grant and the 2021 Community Wood Energy and Wood Innovation Grant. The grants seek to support local economies through wood products and wood energy innovations while reducing hazardous fuels and […]

Lack of Trade Deal Will Hurt EU-UK Food Supply Chain

The absence of an EU-UK trade deal on January 1st would cause significant economic losses on both sides for companies active in food and agriculture supply chains. Rabobank researchers said companies in the food supply chain should be prepared for loss of export and import opportunities. A certainty of a no-deal scenario is that the […]