78th Annual Cherry Institute Goes On-Line In Late January

Because of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Cherry Institute will hold a virtual conference in late January. Washington State University tree fruit specialist, Tianna DuPont, said this year’s event will cover a variety of exciting and important topic, both live and on demand. “Two important topics that we’re going to cover this […]

Grain Prices Should Improve in 2021

According to the USDA, global grain stocks in 2021 will likely be about 1.5% higher, year over year, reversing the downward trend observed over the past couple of years. Despite the rise in global supplies, USDA forecasts higher corn, wheat, and barley prices than in the 2019-2020 marketing year. The average corn price is projected […]

OCA: Walden Has Been An Amazing Individual

With a new Congress being sworn in next month, central and eastern Oregon will have a new representative in D.C. for the first time since the late 1990s. After 20 years in the House, Greg Walden announced earlier this year he would not seek reelection in 2020. To thank him for his service to the […]

Snow Cold Temperatures Expected Into January

December comes to an end Thursday, and it will go down as not only warmer than normal and also dryer than normal. All of this while the Northwest is under a La Niña. So, after weeks of very little snow and warm weather, are forecasters backing down from the La Niña long-term forecast. Marilyn Lohmann […]

Students Encouraged To Apply For Ag Focused Scholarships

In an effort to keep the future of the farming industry strong, America’s Farmers Grow AG Leaders works to award scholarships to students pursuing a variety of agriculture-related careers. Erin Glarner, Grow Ag Leaders Program Manager, said the program was developed in 2015 to encourage rural students. “The agriculture industry is growing, and the industry […]

DMI: 2020 A Better Year For Dairy Than Many Expected

Much to the surprise of many in the industry back in March and April, 2020 has been a good year for the U.S. dairy industry, according to Tom Gallagher, CEO of Dairy Management Incorporated. He said the U.S. dairy industry is on its way to a record year for export volume. Data through the first […]

Over 25 Years, Ag Export Destinations Shift

The face of Ag trade in the U.S., and where American goods land have changed considerably over a quarter of a century. The United States is the world’s second-largest agricultural trader, trailing only the European Union. American ag exports grew significantly over the last 25 years, from $46.1 billion in 1994 to $126.7 billion in […]

Food Prices Expect To Jump In Canada

The USDA recently announced that food prices will likely increase 1%-2% in the New Year. It looks like that trend will be felt across Canada as well. Dennis Guy reports that those north of the border are preparing for record food prices in 2021. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, […]

Cattle Documentary Series Begins in January

Starting this Sunday, a new mini-documentary series on raising cattle in America will get underway. The series, which runs every Sunday during the month, is called “A Rare Breed: Legacies of Excellence,” and it will launch on the Certified Angus Beef Brand Cattlemen Connection YouTube channel. The new segments premiere at 4 p.m. Pacific. It’s […]