Searle Wants Trade To Focus Closer To Home In 2021

Bryan Searle, President of the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, said after the rollercoaster that was 2020, he’s hopeful the greater Ag community can enjoy stability into 2021. And he says much of that starts with trade. He noted while China over the past year has provided many opportunities for American crops, including products from Idaho, […]

Oregon FFA Gets $500K From NWFCS

The Oregon FFA Foundation recently received a $500,000 donation from Northwest Farm Credit Services for the establishment of an “Oregon FFA Today and Tomorrow” endowment.​ NWFCS-Oregon President, Brent Fetsch, said unlike other states, the Oregon FFA relies primarily on private contributions, which can create challenges. “The reason we made this contribution is to ensure the program continues […]

Farm Bureau Report Recommends Improvements at NASS

A new Report from the American Farm Bureau lays out several recommendations to improve the way the National Agricultural Statistics Service collects surveys and reports data. It also gives recommendations to improve accuracy and farmer confidence in the survey results. The NASS Working Group made up of 10 farmer-members, spent over four months looking at […]

OCA’s Sharp Optimistic About The Future

As the Ag community moves past the struggles and difficulties of 2020, the question of what the future holds in store becomes more and more important. Tom Sharp, President of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, said one of the chief issues the livestock industry will want addressed in 2021 and further down the road, the monopolistic […]

Commodity Classic Announces Virtual Event Dates

Commodity Classic has set the dates for its 2021 Special Edition, a digital experience, as March 2nd through the 5th. Registration will open Tuesday, January 26th On-Line. The registration fee is waived for the first 5,000 farmers. Those after the first 5,000 will be charged $20. The registration covers all online educational sessions and events […]

ODFW Reports First Wolf Kill Of 2021

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said a wolf killed a three-year old cow in the Foster Gulch area of Baker County last weekend. A ranch manger told ODFW the 1,100 pound cow was found injured on the morning of Saturday January 16th, on public land adjacent to a large private rangeland pasture. Since […]

Fire Damages Washington Potato Building Near Warden, WA

Crews in central Washington were called to structure fire at the Washington Potato building in the small down of Warden Thursday night. “The fire started around 5:30 p.m. at Washington Potato, it started in the dehydrator and then extended to the structure, said Kyle Foreman is with the Grant County Sheriffs office.  “There are agencies […]

Farming A Primary Focus Of Little’s State Of The State

During his State of the State address January 11th, Idaho Governor Brad Little addresses several issues key to the state’s farming community. He said his “Building Idaho’s Future” plan will invest in in needed agriculture and water infrastructure projects, which he said would aid in the economic vitality of rural Idaho. “Agriculture, and our economic […]

NWFCS Donates Over $1.5M To OSU To Enhance Ag Efforts

On Tuesday, Oregon State University announced it had received a $1.58 million donation from Northwest Farm Credit Services to improve agriculture education. School officials say the aim of the gift is to enhance existing programs in the College of Agricultural Science at OSU that will have an immediate impact on the diversity, innovation and sustainability […]