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 […]

NWFCS Anticipates Profits For Local Row Crops In 2021

As out quarterly Market Snapshot series continues, we take a look at Northwest row crops. Bill Perry, Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services said when it comes to onions, the forecast calls for break-even returns over the next 12 months. “Supply and demand indicate prices could increase, yet producers are sensitive to continued COVID-19 […]

Perry Expects Profits For Cherry Growers, Mixed Results In The Vineyards

As we continue our series on Northwest Farm Credit Services’ quarterly Market Snapshot, we look today and cherries and the wine industry. Bill Perry, Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services said he expects slight profits for both vineyards and wineries, but added it will be a mixed bag for both. “Lower grape yields and […]

Profits Expected For Forest Products, Nursery Industries, According to NWFCS

Today we move in to a “special overtime session” of Northwest Farm Credit Services’ quarterly commodity snapshot series, as we transition to the nursery and forest products industries. According to Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, lumber processors and timberland owners are expected to be profitable. “Record lumber prices through the second half of 2020 will […]

NWFCS Anticipates Profits For Wheat Growers, Mixed Bag For Hay Growers

As we wrap up our weeklong look at Northwest Farm Credit Services’ quarterly commodity snapshot, we take a look at wheat and hay. Bill Perry, Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services said their 12-month outlook calls for slightly profitable returns for wheat growers. “The USDA’s projected 2020-21 season average farm price for all-wheat is […]

Perry: Row Crops Look To Enjoy Profits Despite COVID-19 Disruptions

Day Four of our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot, and area row crops take center stage.  Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, said the 12-month outlook suggests break-even to slightly profitable onion returns. “Onion size and quality are favorable. Yet, producer returns remain sensitive to restaurants reopening.” When it comes to potatoes, Perry […]

NWFCS Anticipates Slightly Profitable Returns For Tree Fruit Growers

As we continue our weeklong series looking at Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshots, today we turn our attention to area tree fruit. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS said their 12-month outlook calls for apple growers to enjoy profitable margins. “A smaller crop and solid demand should increase prices. However, several quality issues […]

Perry: Mixed Results Expected For Local Cherry Growers, Wineries In 2020

As we continue our look at Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot, we turn our attention to cherries and the wine industry. Bill Perry, Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services said they anticipate slight profits for both vineyards and wineries this year, although it’s a mixed bag for both. “Lower grape yields and […]

NWFCS Anticipates Modest Profitability For Cattle, Dairy Operators

As we start our weeklong series focused on the Northwest Farm Credit Services commodity snapshots, we start in the livestock industry. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, said their 12-month outlook for cattle suggests modest profitability centered around risk management strategies. “Diminished throughput in the spring drove retail prices higher, reduced exports and burdened the industry with […]