NWFCS Anticipates Profits For Dairy Cattle In 2021

As we start our six part series focused on Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly Market Snapshot on local commodities, we start with dairy and cattle. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS said the 12-month outlook on cattle suggests slightly profitable returns. “The national herd size is moderating, which is providing tailwinds to producer profitability. Instability […]

Tax Relief, Water, Two Of The Top Issues IFBF Will Watch In Upcoming Session

As state lawmakers prepare to kick off the 2021 legislative session, the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation said there will a host of issues the Ag community should watch very closely. Braden Jensen, Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs with the IFBF, said property tax reform is one of the top issues the Idaho Ag community and […]

OLCC: Cannabis Sales Hit Record In 2020

According to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, recreational-cannabis sales dramatically jumped last year. Citing the coronavirus lockdowns and protests for racial justice, OLCC says 2020 was a record year of business for the state’s marijuana industry. Total marijuana sales in Oregon jumped from $795 million in 2019, to $1,110,520,723 for the year that just ended. […]

Wheat Export Pace Remains Strong

Seven months into the 2020-2021 marketing year, USDA forecasts total wheat exports will reach 26.8 million metric tons which, if realized, would be 2% higher than the previous year. USWheat.org says that number would also be 7% higher than the five-year average. As of December 24, U.S wheat commercial sales were 9% ahead of last […]

2020 One Of The Worst Wildfire Years On Record

In case you needed another reason to be happy that 2020 is behind us. “It appears that a modern U.S. record has been set for wildfire acreage during the extraordinarily active western wildfire season of 2020,” USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey recently said. He noted this really should not come as a surprise, after what we […]

Rural Broadband Will Be Focus Of AFBF Convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation virtual convention kicked off Sunday. And while the four day event will include many of the same features farmers and ranchers enjoy year after year, attendance is on-line, which presents a challenge for many in rural America. AFBF President Zippy Duvall said the virtual event reaffirms the need for expanding […]

NCBA Rolls Out New Event for 2021

Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention Winter Reboot. Planned for February 23-24, the event allows the organization to come together for industry news, updates, education and networking. NCBA said Winter Reboot attendees will receive a sneak peek into plans for the Cattle Industry Convention and the Cattlemen’s College, […]

USDA Seeks Members for Advisory Committee on Urban Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture seeks members for a new advisory committee on urban agriculture. The committee is part of a broader effort to focus on the needs of urban farmers. The 12-person committee will advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the development of policies and outreach relating to urban, indoor, and other emerging agricultural production […]