Schrier Proposes Study To Reduce Emissions From Cow Burps

Washington Congresswoman Dr. Kim Schrier had has introduced legislation that looks to reduce methane emissions produced by livestock. She said the Research to Reduce Agricultural Methane Act will provide funds to study innovative methods to reduce methane emissions in livestock, including through feed additives such as seaweed. Citing the EPA’s 2018 Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas […]

Dent Recognized Nationally For Work To Help Farmers, Ranchers, Pesticide Industry

In September, CropLife America recognized Moses Lake Representative Tom Dent with its State Leadership Award for his “support of farmers, ranchers and the pesticide industry” The Central Washington Republican said the national honor was humbling and completely caught him off guard. “She explained the award to me and then we hung up and I gave […]

Klamath Basin Irrigators See Power Cost Decrease To Start New Year

Starting on January 1st, irrigators in Oregon’s Klamath and Lost River Basins saw a 3.5% reduction in power costs. The Klamath Water Users Association, said this is welcomed news, since the Oregon Public Utility Commission approved a 10% increase in base rates for irrigators in February. “We  are  very  pleased  with  this outcome,”  said  KWUA […]

U.S. Raising Tariffs on Certain European Imports

The U.S. government says it will raise tariffs on certain products imported from the European Union. Reuters said those products include wines from France and Germany, as well as aircraft components. It’s the latest move in a longtime battle between Washington D.C and Brussels over aircraft subsidies. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said […]

Larew: Post Pandemic Success Will Take Everyone In The Farming Community

Ask Rob Larew, President of the National Farmers Union, and he’ll tell you farmers face a variety of challenges on a good day. From weather, to trade, to politics, there are issues today’s farmers needs to face head on and overcome. Add on top of that, a global pandemic that greatly hurt the supply chain, […]

Farmland Prices May Rise in 2021

After years of stability, farmland prices may be set to rise in 2021. AgWeb.com said last week factors are coming together that may be about to send the price of land higher. Some of the key factors include government support for farmers, stronger commodity prices, low interest rates, limited farmland for sale, and strong interest […]

MOSES Conference Going On-Line

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, better known as the MOSES Conference, is one of the largest farmer education organizations in the country. And like most other events over the past year, MOSES is moving into the virtual world because of the pandemic. MOSES Executive Director Lori Stern said this year’s “Growing Stronger” conference […]

USDA Extends COVID-19 Flexibilities

USDA’s Risk Management Agency is extending crop insurance flexibilities for producers during COVID-19. Specifically, the relief provided for electronic notifications and signatures that are extended through July 15th. Organic certification, replant certification, and assignment of indemnity is extended through June 30th. “We recognize that American agriculture continues to face challenges due to COVID-19,” said RMA […]