McMorris Rodgers: Eastern Washington’s Economy Needs USDA To Act

As farmers and ranchers wait for the USDA to approve assistance to rebound from the drought, wildfires and extreme heat in both 2020 and 2021, the delay is hurting those outside of the farming community. That according to eastern Washington representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who has joined other lawmakers from the Evergreen State calling on […]

AFBF Throws Support Behind The Cattle Price Discovery And Transparency Act

The Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act introduced last week looks to provide what supporters of the legislation call fairness in cattle markets. Farm Bureau Congressional Relations Director Scott Bennett said the legislation, a compromise of bills by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska, has potential. “This act has many […]

IP-13 Concerning To Washington Ag

The Oregon Farming community has sounded the alarm about efforts to get IP-13 on the 2022 ballot. If approved by voters, the initiative would outlaw many practices currently done by the livestock and farming community, as well as other industries. But it’s not just Oregon where the proposal has drawn criticism. Pam Lewison with Washington […]

National Farmers Union Announces 2022 Women’s Conference

National Farmers Union announced last week the 2022 Women’s Conference, an effort to connect women in agriculture and provide education on business skills and innovative marketing tactics. NFU Education Director Emma Lindberg said, “This conference will not only prepare attendees for success in agriculture, but it will also provide them with their own network of […]

October Ag Tractor and Combine Sales Stay Positive

Overall unit sales of both ag tractors and combines continued their growth above an already-rapid pace set last year. The latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers said U.S. total farm tractor sales climbed 4.8% in October compared to last year. U.S. self-propelled combine sales climbed 73%, the fourth month in a row of […]

Consumer Price Index: Food Prices Higher Again in October

The Consumer Price Index increased 0.9% in October on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.4% in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. Over the last 12 months, the all-items index increased 6.2%, the largest 12-month increase since November 1990. The food index increased 0.9% in October, the same increase as in September. […]

Wheat Industry Leaders Meet in Kansas City, Talk Shipping

The boards of directors for the U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers met last week in Kansas City. Supply chain issues were one of many topics during the meetings. “Supplier delivery times have slowed dramatically, not only for manufacturers but also for service providers,” said Esther George, President and CEO of […]