Value Of PNW Potatoes Over $1.8B

According to NASS, the combined value of Idaho, Oregon and Washington potatoes sold in 2020 hit $1.82 billion. When it comes to the value of the Idaho crop, that figure in 2020 topped out at $912 million, down 5% year over year. The marketing year average price for potatoes in Idaho was $7.28 per cwt, […]

Rippey: Winter Wheat Plantings Slightly Ahead Of Average

According to USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey, 34% of the winter wheat crop in the ground nationwide which is a head of the typical pace. And some of the driest states he noted have the quickest planting progress. “Washington state, for example, 67% planted and then following that we have Nebraska; 61% planted. Also, more than […]

2021 Western Alfalfa Symposium Held In Person

After taking a year off, the 2021 Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium will be held in-person November 16th-18th, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV. Organizers said this year, an agricultural educational tour of Nevada is being offered, visiting a dairy, a specialized goat dairy, distillery, the Derby Dam and Newlands water project, and a […]

Focus On Fruit for 09/30/21

Jon DeVanney, Executive Director of the Washington state Tree Fruit Association, talks about efforts this summer to keep workers safe during record heat. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Idaho’s Ruhs Honored During PLC Meeting

During their 53rd Annual Meeting this week, the Public Land Council honored Idaho rancher and longtime Bureau of Land Management leader John Ruhs with the 2021 Friends of PLC award. Ruhs formerly served as BLM Acting Deputy Director, Assistant Director of Fire and Aviation at the National Interagency Fire Center, and a state director for both […]

Vilsack: We Must Continue To Put Pressure On China

In order to maintain the Ag export pace that is forecasted to set records for this year and next, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the U.S. needs to make sure,” We continue to put pressure on China to live up to its requirements and its promises that it made in the phase one trade agreement.” […]

GROWMARK FFA Essay Contest Expands To Include The Pacific Northwest

GROWMARK has expanded its annual FFA essay contest. According to Karen Jones, youth and young producer specialist, the 2022 GROWMARK FFA Essay Contest to the entire United States. Previously, it had been limited to FFA members in several Midwestern states. Jones said this year’s essay contest theme is: “What, in your opinion, has changed for […]

Washington Razor Clam Digs To Start Sunday

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have given the go-ahead for the next round of razor clam digs on coastal beaches beginning Sunday, October 3rd. The announcement comes after the state Department of Health confirmed Tuesday that marine toxin levels are within allowable limits and razor clams from all open beaches are safe to […]

AFBF, NPPC File Prop. 12 Appeal to Supreme Court

Earlier this week, the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take their case against California’s Proposition 12. The California law would ban the sale of pork from hogs that don’t meet the state’s “arbitrary” production standards. The appeal to the high court comes after the […]