Sandison: Washington Farmers Continue To Persevere Despite Back-to-Back Challenging Years

It goes without saying, 2020 was a difficult year for Washington’s farm economy. Between challenges with domestic and international trade, worker safety, new government regulation and more, 2020 was a year almost everyone was happy to see come to an end. Unfortunately, for farmers across the Evergreen state, 2021 has not been much better. Drought […]

ODFW Called To 5th Depredation This Month

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews remain active with wolf depredations in the eastern portion of the state. On Wednesday morning, a range manager found an injured 450 pound calf in a large public grazing allotment in the Five Points Creek area of Union County. The calf was taking to an ODFW office for […]

Oregon State University Looking for Grape Pest Feedback

Oregon State University Extension wants to hear from grape growers across the Pacific Northwest regarding pest management efforts. The study looks to better understand regional communication and group cooperation among growers in the three states. There are two separate surveys, which OSU official says should take about 35 minutes all together. The First Survey takes […]

Ag Lawmakers Warn Of Potential Harm In Spending Bill

Sweeping tax changes for Ag are included in the Democrats’ massive social spending bill, which could soon be headed to the House floor. Supporters of farm country said this week the best news for agriculture is that House Democrats dropped the president’s plan to impose a capital gains tax on producers at death. The idea […]

Hoff, King Named WSFB Legislators Of The Year

The Washington state Farm Bureau has named Representative Larry Hoff and Senator Curtis King as the organization’s Legislators of the Year. The WSFB says the awards were handed out because of Hoff’s and King’s leadership and dedication to working on key issues important to Farm Bureau Members. As the highest-ranking Republican on the House Labor […]

ODFW: Lookout Mountain Pack Responsible For Another Depredation

The Lookout Mountain Pack remains very busy in Oregon’s Baker County. According to the Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildfire, investigators were called out Monday afternoon, after a 400 pound calf was found dead in a 2,000 acre forested private-land pasture. ODFW said the carcass was largely consumed but most of the hide was intact. […]

Ricks: 2021 A Good Year For Hay Growers That Had Water

When looking back on the 2021 growing season, the heat and drought conditions made the year challenging for most commodities, and Idaho hay was no exception. Will Ricks, President of the Idaho Hay and Forage Association says the one-two punch of drought conditions and record heat was difficult on dryland hay growers. “Now, for those […]

Focus On Fruit for 09/16/21

In today’s Focus On Fruit, Mark Powers President of the Northwest Horticultural Council talks about trade priorities for the local tree fruit industry. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]