After Cold Snap, Warmer Weather Expected To Wrap Up October

Many across the Northwest were surprised by a sudden blast of cold air starting Friday, that not only dropped some temperatures into the single digits, but left some areas, specifically north Idaho with several inches of snow, all a week before Halloween. Meteorologist Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service notes in just a few […]

Bat Week 2020

The week leading up to the 31st is traditionally Bat Week and this year is no exception. However, everything is virtual in 2020. But as Rod Bain points out while on-line, this year’s celebration remains focused on education…and a little fun. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, […]

Dry Weather Continues Into Early October

A new month, but the same weather pattern. Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said September was a dry month, and for much of Central Washington and extremely dry month, and she expects that pattern to continue. Lohmann noted that October is a month that typically shows some of the most dramatic change, […]

USDA Publishes Pumpkin Production

With Halloween approaching, many consumers are searching for the nearest pumpkin patch. Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture just updated pumpkin production data, showing production is widely dispersed throughout the United States.   All U.S. states produce some pumpkins, but according to the 2017 U.S. Census of Agriculture, about 62% of pumpkin acres were grown in […]

Make Sure Your Halloween Decorations Are Safe

As more people are put up outdoor Halloween decorations this time of year, Richard Beard of Utah State University Extension says more and more of us are using a ladder to hand those decorations.  Which means, he noted, increased concerns about a potential fall and subsequent injury.   That’s both in the installation and also […]