WSDA Preparing For Another Season With The Asian Giant Hornet

The Washington state Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday plans to set about 1,000 traps this year in their quest to wipe out the Asian giant hornet. Those traps will be set in Whatcom County, where the invasive pest was first detected in 2019. The WSDA’s Sven-Erik Spichiger noted those traps help they determine potential locations […]

ODFW Called To Multiple Livestock Deaths In Grant County

Investigators with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have been very busy in the John Day area over the past couple of days. On Friday, May 20th, crews were called out to the Middle Fork John Day area of Grant County after a livestock owner found a dead six-month old, 350-pound calf, in a […]

Nash: Water Shortages, Input Costs, Making Hay Hard To Find

It’s a story that livestock producers are familiar with up and down the west coast; a widespread hay shortage, or difficulty finding enough quality hay. Todd Nash, President of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, said there are a number of factors impacting Oregon growers; most notably, ongoing drought. “There’s a few isolated areas that have gotten […]

Farm Groups Welcome Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Earlier this week, the Biden Administration announced the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. The White House says the plan is a 21st century economic arrangement designed to tackle 21st-century economic challenges. Those challenges include the digital economy, ensuring secure and resilient supply chains, and major investments in clean energy. The plan will engage partners that facilitate agricultural […]

USMEF Mexico Announcement Wont Have A Big Impact On Beef Exports

Mexico has eliminated import duties on all pork, beef and poultry muscle cuts through the end of this year. The main impact on the red meat market is likely to be an uptick in pork muscle cuts imported from Europe. U.S. Meat Export Federation Vice President of Economic Analysis Erin Borror says on when it […]

Corban University Launches Ag Science Degree Program This Fall

Starting this fall, Corban University will offer students an Ag Science Degree program. Dr. Susie Nelson, director of Corban’s Ag Program, said the school has seen strong applications and enrollment in the program ahead of its inaugural year. She noted while the degree program may be new for the fall of 2022, the groundwork for […]

WSDA Preparing For Another Year Fighting Spartina

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is preparing for another year of fighting Sprtina. This year’s treatment for Spartina starts Wednesday June 1st, and runs through November. Survey and eradication efforts of this aggressive, invasive weed, will take place in multiple areas, including Grays Harbor, Hood Canal, Willapa Bay, Puget Sound, the north and west […]

Fuel Prices Remain Volatile Ahead Of Summer Driving Season

After weeks of volatile oil prices, there has been some stability on the international scene. However, refined products here in the U.S. have continued that roller-coaster movement, with gasoline and diesel prices moving higher over the past week. Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy says while some diesel prices are closing in on $6.00 per gallon, he […]