NWFC Opportunities Exists For NW Row Crop Growers

As we wrap up our Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Commodity Snapshot Series, we look today at area row crops, onions and potatoes. Bill Perry NWFCS Vice President said their 12 month profitability outlook suggests breakeven onion returns. “Damage to the Texas onion crop during the February cold snap will shrink national onion supplies.  The northwest […]

Perry: Nursery Greenhouse Industry Expected To Remain Hot In 2021

As our Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot series continues, we turn our attention to the nursery and greenhouse industry as well as fisheries. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, said their 12 month outlook anticipates strong profits for the nursery and greenhouse industry. “The industry continues to benefit from the pandemic’s effects on […]

Perry: Many Questions Remain For Pear Growers, Wine Industry

Today’s Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot Series turns to pears as well as the wine industry. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, said their 12 month profitability index sees pear growers breaking even. “Although pears are receiving more favorable pricing due to more manageable supplies and good quality fruit, growers yields were down.  […]

Perry: Opportunities Exist For Apple, Cherry Growers In 2021

As our seven part series on Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Quarterly Commodity Snapshot Series continues, today we’ve reached the halfway point with apples and cherries. When it comes to apples, Bill Perry, Northwest Farm Credit Services Vice President said their 12 month outlook anticipates growers will break even. “Although prices are elevated for the current […]

NWFCS: Livestock Industry Could Face Some Challenges In Year Ahead

As our Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Quarterly Commodity Snapshot series continues, the focus today turns to livestock, the dairy and beef cattle industries. NWFCS Vice President Bill Perry said their 12 month dairy outlook anticipates slightly profitable returns. “Higher feed cost will weigh on producer profitability.  Risk management strategies will become increasingly important as the […]

Perry Expects Profitable Returns for Wheat & Hay Growers

Today’s Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Quarterly Commodity Snapshot Series transitions to wheat and hay. When it comes to wheat, NWFCS Vice President Bill Perry says their 12 month outlook anticipates profitable returns for producers. “Higher prices for wheat and crops grown in rotation will bolster producer returns.  The USDA raised export projections for white wheat, […]

NWFCS: Profitability Expected For Timber, Sugar Beet Sectors

Today we start our seven part series taking a look at Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Quarterly Commodity Snapshots. And we start with forestry products and sugar beets. NWFCS Vice President Bill Perry said their 12 month outlook for the forest products industry expects profitable timberland operations and very profitable processing operations. “Mills have reached a […]

Perry: Strong Profits Expected For NW Nursery, Greenhouse Sector In 2021

As we wrap up our six part Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly Market Snapshot series, we take a look at fisheries and the nursery and greenhouse industries. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, expect strong profits for the Nursery and Greenhouse industry over the next 12 months. “The industry has benefited from the pandemic’s stay […]

NWFCS Expects Profits for Wheat Growers, Forest Products

Continuing with our six part series focused on Northwest Farm Credit Services’ quarterly Market Snapshots, we look at wheat, forest products as well as hay. Starting off with wheat, Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS says the outlook calls for slightly profitable returns for growers. “The USDA’s projected 2020-21 season average farm price for all-wheat […]

Perry: “Slightly Profitable Returns” Expected For Tree Fruit

As we move in to the back half of our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly Market snapshot series, we turn our attention to apples and pears. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, said they expect to see slightly profitable margins for local apple growers. “A smaller crop and solid demand should increase prices. However, several […]