Perry Expect Profits For Hay, Wheat Growers

As we wrap up the first half of our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series, wheat and hay take center stage. Bill Perry, Executive Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services  said their 12-month outlook calls for profitable returns for area wheat producers. “High prices, crop insurance payments and government programs cushioned potential […]

ISGA Expands, Changes Name

The Idaho Sugarbeet Growers Association is no more. The organization announced Tuesday is has expanded membership to the west now including Oregon and Washington growers. And with that expansion comes a new name, Snake River Sugarbeet Association, which represents 700 growers across the PNW on a combined 180,000 acres, accounting for nearly seven million tons […]

WSDA Regional Markets Look To Help Producers Succeed

Farming can be challenging. Add to that, the responsibility of marketing and moving those products, it’s enough to make any producer’s head swim. In an effort to help the over 39,000 small farms across the state, the Washington state Department of Agriculture has a Regional Markets team to help navigate some of the complexities. Laura […]

Farm Bureau Campaigning Against WOTUS Changes

Last year, the American Farm Bureau successfully campaigned against changes to the stepped-up basis provision in estate tax law. Now, Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall asked members to put that same energy level into the Biden administration’s proposed changes to the Trump Waters of the United States rule. The administration wants to go back to […]

Dryer, Warmer Weather Expected In Coming Days

While it does not feel like a heat wave, the temperatures across the Pacific Northwest have moderated over the past week. And following those bone chilling temperatures to wrap up 2021 and start the New Year, these average temperatures are feeling downright pleasant. Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said temperatures are expected […]

Biden, Vilsack Reassure Farm Bureau Members

President Biden and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack are trying to reassure American Farm Bureau members that the administration has their back. During a short video at this week’s annual meeting in Atlanta, President Biden assured the mostly Republican-leaning members that America needs farmers “three times a day.” Biden also pointed out that farmers deserve affordable […]

Florida Dog Named AFBF Farm Dog Of The Year

On Sunday, the American Farm Bureau Federation and Nestle Purina PetCare announced a Florida Border Collie as this year’s Farm Dog of the Year. Owner Cindy Deak said “Fit” is a big help on their operation. “She’s a working farm dog and she teaches other dogs how to herd. She probably works about 30 hours […]

CattleFax Releases a Cow-Calf Survey

CattleFax has released its annual Cow-Calf Survey. The information requested in the survey provides participants and the rest of the industry with valuable data regarding industry benchmarks and trends. Survey participants will get a results summary packet containing useful benchmarking information that will allow them to evaluate their own operation. The information in the packet […]

Groups Reaffirm Support for Glyphosate Safety

Groups representing farmers, Ag retailers, landscaping, and golf course professionals showed strong support for continued access to glyphosate. Their response came after oral arguments in litigation regarding glyphosate registration. Ten groups, including the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, are parties in the case supporting glyphosate registration. The group […]

Trade Update Shows Rising U.S. Export

On the trade front, the USDA is out with the latest numbers for the first eleven months of calendar year 2021. “Agricultural exports through November of 2021 were $160.6 billion; a 20% increase from 2020,” noted USDA economist, Bart Kenner, adding for the first eleven months of last year, wheat exports were running 16% ahead […]