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 […]

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 Dairy Cattle In 2021

As we start our six part series focused on Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly Market Snapshot on local commodities, we start with dairy and cattle. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS said the 12-month outlook on cattle suggests slightly profitable returns. “The national herd size is moderating, which is providing tailwinds to producer profitability. Instability […]

NWFCS: Timber, Nursery Expected To Enjoy A Positive 2020

As we wrap up our six part quarterly commodity snapshot series today, our attention turns to Timber as well as the Nursery and Greenhouse industry. Bill Perry, Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services said their 12-month outlook calls for slightly profitable margins for timberland owners and forest products manufacturers. “Although markets were improving at […]

Perry Expects Profits For Apples, Break-even For Pears

As we continue our quarterly commodity snapshot series, we move to the tree fruit industry. Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Bill Perry said when looking at the ear industry, their 12-month profitability index indicates break-even numbers. “A smaller crop is helping move the pears. However, pack outs are low this year and growers with poor quality […]

Perry: Good Year Expected For Cherry Growers, Wineries

As we conclude our week long Commodity snapshot series, we look at Northwest cherries and wines.  Bill Perry, Vice President for Lending and Insurance at Northwest Farm Credit Services said they expect slightly profitable returns for cherry growers.   “Mild weather during the growing season resulted in good fruit quality. Strong domestic demand after major […]

NWFCS Anticipates Mixed Results For Dryland Crops In 2020

As we continue our Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot series we look today at the drylands.   “Northwest Farm Credit Services’ 12-month outlook suggests alfalfa profitability will moderate as producers intend to plant more acres in 2020,” said Bill Perry NWFCS Vice President. “Large inventory of mid-grade timothy continues to drive languid prices, […]

NWFC Expect Profits For Apple Growers, Break Even For Pear Growers

When it comes to the tree fruit industry, Northwest Farm Credit Services expect mixed results this year.  Bill Perry, Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Vice President said when it comes to apple growers, their 12-month outlook calls for slight profits.   “The large crop has tempered prices,” Perry noted.  “However, good fruit movement and continued trade […]

Profits Expected For Dairy, Beef Sectors Says Perry

As we continue our Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Snapshot, we turn our attention to livestock.  Bill Perry, NFWCS Vice President, said their 12-month outlook suggests profitability throughout the beef sector.   “Slaughter facilities are very profitable as they remain in a position of leverage over producers. Cattle feeders will be break-even to slightly profitable […]

NWFCS: Profitable Returns Expected For Area Row Crops

Today we start our week long series of Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Quarterly Commodity Snapshots.  And we start the week with area row crops.  Bill Perry, Vice President of Lending and Insurance at Northwest farm Credit Services said their 12-month outlook on onions call is for slightly profitable returns.   “Given variability of packouts, returns […]