USDA Ready to Assist Farmers, Ranchers and Communities Affected by Winter Storms

On Wednesday, the USDA reminded farmers and ranchers of programs to assist them through the current winter storms. Acting Agriculture Secretary Kevin Shea said, “USDA is committed to getting help to producers and rural Americans impacted by the severe.” USDA offers several risk management and disaster assistance options to help producers recover after they are […]

OCA Encouraging Producers To Renew Membership, Consider Joining

The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging producers across the state to renew membership in their important organization. Tammy Dennee, Executive Director of the OCA said for producers who are not yet members, she encourages them to get involved at the next level. “We are on the front lines here in Oregon, dealing with issues of […]

Tyson Foods To Pay Workers For Getting the COVID Vaccine

In an effort to encourage frontline workers to get the coronavirus vaccine, Tyson Foods announced Wednesday it will compensate workers for up to four hours of regular pay if they are vaccinated outside of their normal shirt via an external source. This comes in addition to Tyson offering free, on-site COVID-19 vaccination at several plants […]

CLS Helping Wheat Growers During Storage

According to the USDA, an estimated $2.5 billion is lost during grain storage each year, thanks to insects and pests. For wheat growers, it’s important that wheat remains world class while in storage before heading to its final destination. Central Life Sciences said they have products to help producers in this important part of the […]

Focus On Fruit for 02/18/21

Toni Lynn Adams with the Washington Apple Commission takes a look at the impact has this cold weather and snow had on the local apple industry. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Bipartisan Push Seeks More Farmers and Ranchers Eligible for PPP Loans

Lawmakers seek clarified terms to ensure more farmers and ranchers are eligible for loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. The request, via a letter to the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration, was led by Representative Ron Kind and Senator Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Democrats, along with Republican Senator John Thune of South Dakota. The lawmakers […]

Higher Corn Prices Could Impact The Feeder Cattle Market

With the latest grain stocks report showing 50 million fewer bushels of corn in the bin, this could have an impact of the cost of feeding cattle. Livestock market economist Dr. Darrell Peel says tighter corn supplies are pushing corn prices over $5 per bushel, heading towards $6, and the cost of gain for feedlot […]

Former U.S. Ambassador Gregg Doud Joins Aimpoint Research

Aimpoint Research announced Tuesday the addition of former U.S. Trade Ambassador Gregg Doud. He has been named Aimpoint’s vice president of global situation awareness and chief economist. Doud who most recently served as Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, was one of the primary architects of the U.S.-China “Phase One” […]

Pesticide Considerations With Turf Grass

You may not think of turf grass as a home for pollinators. Yet sweat bees, for example,  can be flying around even tunneling in yards and golf courses. And a significant finding of pollinators, whether bees, wasps, or butterflies in a home lawn or golf course is an indicator, “of the general health or general […]

EPA Commits to Strengthening Science Used in Chemical Risk Evaluations

Earlier this week, the EPA announced the agency will refine its approach to selecting science used in chemical risk evaluations. Specifically, the agency will revamp its selection and review of scientific studies used to inform Toxic Substances Control Act chemical risk evaluations. The effort, the EPA says, is part of the agency’s effort in continuing […]