Beef Counts Delivering Holiday Beef To Central Washington

The Washington Beef Community is in the central part of the state this week, distributing 2 ½ pound roast to families in need. Melissa DelGadillo, PR Manager at Agribeef said the need is incredible right now, with one in four people facing food insecurity during the pandemic. She pointed out efforts like this are nothing […]

Vilsack Rumored as Top Choice for Ag Secretary

Politico is reporting that Tom Vilsack may be Joe Biden’s number one choice for Secretary of Agriculture. However, the article also says the final decision isn’t made yet. Vilsack was the Ag secretary for eight years when Barack Obama held the Oval Office and Biden was his vice president. Vilsack is the current CEO of […]

Study: 30% Of Washington Households Have Experienced Food Insecurity During Pandemic

Since Governor Jay Inslee implemented his Stay Home, Stay Healthy order in March, 30% of all Washington households have experienced food insecurity, and of those households, 59% had children living in the home. That according to the first Washington State Food Security Survey. It’s estimated that 1.6 million Washingtonians were food insecure in April, that […]

Rural Oregon Received Over $500M in 2020

In 2020, the USDA’s Rural Development invested over $542 million to help more than 2,200 low-income rural Oregon homeowners. RD’s Erin McDuff said they are focused on Oregon communities of 35,000 or less with the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program, and the Single Family Housing Repair Program. “Home […]

After Mid-Week Disturbance, Calm Weather Expected To Return To The Northwest

After days of dense fog and Air Stagnation Advisories, many across the Northwest were happy to see a system roll across the region late Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning. And while weak, it was enough to push fog out of the area and reveal occasional clear skies. Hopefully you were able to enjoy it, […]

NMPF Urges USDA to Extend DMC Signup Deadline

The National Milk Producers Federation is urging the USDA to extend signup for the 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage to January 30th, 2021. The extension, NMPF said, allows dairy farmers to make better-informed choices while giving both milk producers and USDA staff strained by coronavirus-related challenges additional time to communicate. The current signup deadline of this […]

Missouri Farm Bureau Elects Youngest State Farm Bureau President

Missouri Farm Bureau Federation members elected Garrett Hawkins as its next President, taking the reins from long-time outgoing president Blake Hurst. At 40 years of age, Hawkins becomes the youngest state farm bureau president. Over the weekend, the organization elected Hawkins over Vice President Todd Hays and USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce. Hawkins […]

Farm Production Numbers Expected To Drop

The USDA said last week there are a variety of reasons that this year’s net cash farm income is expected to increase $24.7 billion. One help for the farmer’s bottom line, this year’s $5 billion dollar drop in farm production expenses. USDA’s Chief Economist, Rob Johannson, added farmers farmers paid pay higher amounts for some […]