2021 NW Hay Expo Canceled

Because of the ongoing pandemic and increasing coronavirus numbers across the Northwest, many of our local farming conventions have decided to move on-line this winter. However, one that will not be on-line is the 2021 Northwest Hay Expo. Andrew Eddie, Vice President of the Washington state Hay Growers Association said while a difficult decision, their […]

AWW “Bid For Bottles” Runs Through Early December

The Auction of Washington Wines’ “Bid for Bottles – Holiday Edition” is currently taking place on-line. AWW Executive Director Jamie Peha said the new event provides the opportunity to showcase a host of Washington wineries, with proceeds supporting Washington State University Viticulture & Enology Research as well as Seattle Children’s. “We felt we were in […]

AARP: Watch For Scammers During Open Enrollment Period

Now through December 7th, is open enrollment season, which not only means it’s a good time to look at your insurance options, but also to watch out for Medicare fraud. While you’re shopping for the best health care deal out there, some look to separate you from your hard earned money. And as the AARP’s […]

NFU: More Needs To Be Done This Holiday Season To Help Farmers

According to National Farmers Union’s most recent “The Farmer’s Share”, for every dollar Americans spend on their Thanksgiving dinner this year, farmers and ranchers will earn approximately 11.9 cents. That marks a slight year-over-year decline, when farmers made roughly 12.15 cents of the Thanksgiving food dollar. Rob Larew, President of the NFU, said between those low prices […]

USDA Highlights Risk Management Tools For Livestock Producers

USDA and the Extension Risk Management Education Program recently co-hosted a webinar focused on livestock risk management and what assistance is available for producers. “We have risk management agency within our mission area,” noted USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey. “We have several crop insurance tools. We call them cattle insurance. Cattle […]

Newhouse Elected Chairman Of The Western Caucus

Dan Newhouse can add one more title to his resume; Chairman of the Western Caucus. On Thursday, the Caucus Executive Committee voted unanimously to elect Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse as Chairman for the 117th Congress. The Western Caucus, currently led by Arizona Republican Paul Gosar, is a bipartisan coalition of nearly 70 Members of Congress from […]

Free Face Masks Available To Oregon Ag Community

To help the front lines of the Oregon Ag community, the state Department of Agriculture and Oregon State University Extension have announced a partnership to distribute face covers around the state. The KN95 masks are available to farmworkers, ranchers, farmers, fishers, food processors and other farm contractors to protect essential workers. ODA and OSU have […]

USDA: Turkey Preparation Should Start Days Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and the USDA says now is the time to start preparing that big meal. USDA Food safety expert Meredith Carothers says one of the biggest problems she routinely see, deals with defrosting the holiday bird. While a popular technique, she says defrosting the turkey on your counter is […]