Profits Expected For Grape Growers, Wineries

As our six-part Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series comes to a close, we wrap up with area wineries and cherries. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFC said the 12-month outlook anticipates profits for vineyards and slight profits for wineries. “Although crop size is below historical averages, low inventories and strong demand are […]

NWFCS: Expects Slightly Profitable Returns For Dairy, Beef Producers

As we continue with your Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series, we look today at the livestock industries. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS said their 12-month outlook for Northwest dairy suggests slightly profitable returns. “Profitability will depend on milk destination and producers’ mailbox milk price. Milk price future contracts began increasing during […]

Perry Expect Profits For Hay, Wheat Growers

As we wrap up the first half of our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series, wheat and hay take center stage. Bill Perry, Executive Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services  said their 12-month outlook calls for profitable returns for area wheat producers. “High prices, crop insurance payments and government programs cushioned potential […]

Slight Profits Expected For NW Tree Fruit Industry

In day two of our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series, we turn our attention to local tree fruit, apples and pears. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS said their 12-month profitability outlook anticipates slight profits for pear growers and packers. “Although exports continue to slow crop movement, quality is excellent, domestic demand […]

NWFC Expects Good Year For Nursery, Fisheries, Forest Products Sectors

As we start our six-part Northwest Farm Credit Services quarter commodity snapshot series today, we look at Forest Products, Fisheries and Nurseries. Bill Perry, executive Vice President at NWFCS says their 12-month outlook expects fisheries to be profitable. “While fisheries face challenges with changing TACs, a closed king crab fishery and potential COVID-19-related lockdowns in […]

NWFCS Expects Profits For Wheat Growers; Mixed Results For Hay Growers

As we wrap up our six part Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot series today, we take a look at Northwest dryland crops, hay and wheat. “The hay industry outlook calls for variable returns. Producers in drought-stricken areas produced less hay and losses are likely,” said Bill Perry Vice President At NWFCS. “On the […]

Perry: Expectations For PNW Fruit Growers Mixed

As we hit the home stretch of our Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot series, we take a look at the tree fruit industry. Bill Perry, Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services said they anticipate slightly profitable returns for local apple growers. “A modest sized crop [but larger than 2020’s crop], coupled with […]

Profits Expected For Both Nursery And Wine Sectors

As we continue with our Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot series, we take a look today at the nursery and greenhouse industry as well as Northwest wine. NWFCS Vice President Bill Perry said slight profits are expected for both vineyards and wineries. “Although wine grape prices are increasing, reduced yields will limit growers’ […]

Profits Expected For NW Fisheries, Forest Products

As we continues our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series, today we look at the forestry and fisheries industries. Bill Perry, Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services said Northwest fisheries can expect a profitable quarter. “Pollock prices remain elevated especially for higher quality products like fillets. The salmon season in Alaska was […]

NWFCS: Feed The Will Determine Livestock Producer Success

As we launch our six part Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot series, we start with the livestock sector. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS says cow/calf producers that adjust to available feed resources will see slightly profitable returns. “Producers with the ability to hedge lower feed costs or secure feed at a cost […]