DelBene Announces Funding To Help Growers Hurt By Heat, Drought

Northwest Washington’s Suzan DelBene recently announced $10 billion in relief funding for farmers and other agricultural producers impacted by the summer heat and drought. Nick Martin, with DelBene’s office, said this funding was secured via WHIP+ program, recently approved by the House. “This time, for the first time, Congresswoman was able to secure excessive heat […]

Halstrom: USTR At Full Strength Good for USMEF, All Of Ag

Many in farm country were happy to hear the nomination earlier this month of Elaine Trevino to serve as chief Ag negotiator at USTR. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Dan Halstrom said President Biden’s nomination is significant on a number of fronts. “Number one is it’s a key position to get some of […]

Farm Country Asked To Make Rail Safety A Priority Year Round

Rail Safety Week may have officially come to an end Sunday, but the message of safety around crossings has not. Rachel Maleh, Executive Director of Operation Lifesaver said the number of incidents that happen at rail crossings nationwide each year is staggering. “Every three hours there is an incident, either a person or a vehicle […]

AFBF: New Taxes For Social Programs Won’t Work

As Republicans and Democrats argue over the price tag and what is and what is not infrastructure, the American Farm Bureau Federation says ‘no’ to the tax and spending bill–the political linchpin for a bipartisan infrastructure bill the organization supports. Trillions in social spending, infrastructure and stop-gap-spending-and-borrowing bills are colliding this week in a ‘perfect […]

Active Weather Expected For PNW As September Comes To A Close

Over the past week or so, the Pacific Northwest enjoyed pleasant early fall weather, including a lot of sunshine and warm temperatures. But that came to an end Monday as a system rolled in brining rain showers and windy conditions. Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said the sytem dropped 1”-2” of rain […]

Gallagher Ends Tenure as DMI CEO

Dairy checkoff program Dairy Management Inc. announced Tuesday that Tom Gallagher has decided to conclude his 30-year tenure as CEO to devote more time to teaching and other opportunities. Barbara O’Brien, President of DMI and CEO of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, has been named by the Board of Directors as the next CEO. […]

Woodsy Owl Turns 50

Hitting the big 5-0 is always a special reason to celebrate. And as Rod Bain point out, that’s true this year for one of the U.S Forest Service’s most iconic symbols. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Beyond Meat to Offer Chicken Imitator in Grocery Stores

Earlier this week, Beyond Meat announced it is debuting its Beyond Chicken Tenders at select retailers nationwide. In addition to the retail rollout of the plant-based chicken tenders, Beyond Meat is also increasing its retail product distribution of other Beyond Meat products at Walmart stores in which Beyond Meat products are currently sold, making this […]

USDA Investing $75 million in Projects with Focus on Climate-Smart Ag

The Department of Agriculture will invest nearly $75 million for 15 partner-led projects to address natural resource concerns on private lands. This year, projects funded by the Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s Alternative Funding Arrangements focus on climate-smart agriculture and forestry and other conservation priorities and improve access for historically underserved producers. As part of this […]