Value of Idaho Ag Up 4% In 2020

According to NASS, the value of agricultural production in Idaho hit $8.4 billion in 2020, up 4% year over year; the value of Idaho’s crop production in 2020 was $3.61 billion, up 8% from 2019. The value of livestock production in 2020 totaled $4.79 billion, up less than 1% from the previous year. The rankings […]

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 […]

Nursery Remains Tops In Oregon; Cherries, Hazelnuts New To The Top Ten

NASS is out with the top commodities for Oregon in 2020. The state’s greenhouse and nursery industry experienced a COVID-19 boon with value of production topping $1 billion for a second year in a row. Industry experts say the “stay home” orders boosted sales nationwide as more people took up gardening and landscaping. Coming in […]

Eddie: New & Old Inventory Going Fast

Livestock owners across the Pacific Northwest are encouraged to purchase their hay now, before supplies run out. Growers in all three states report lower than normal old crop stocks since so many livestock producers needed feed during the drought when pasture conditions suffered. Andrew Eddie, Vice President of the Washington state Hay Growers Association said […]

Ricks: 2021 A Good Year For Hay Growers That Had Water

When looking back on the 2021 growing season, the heat and drought conditions made the year challenging for most commodities, and Idaho hay was no exception. Will Ricks, President of the Idaho Hay and Forage Association says the one-two punch of drought conditions and record heat was difficult on dryland hay growers. “Now, for those […]

Eddie: Despite Difficult Growing Year, Demand Remains High

Andrew Eddie, Vice President of Washington State Hay Growers, says 2021 has been a mixed year for local growers. “Tonnage pretty good with the high heat, for irrigated guys the tonnage has been good, for the dryland growers, alfalfa and timothy and things like that, they struggled a lot,” Eddied said. “Wheat even struggled.  Everything […]

Perry: Drought Conditions Will Have A Big Impact On NW Wheat, Hay

As we continue with our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series, we turn our attention to wheat and hay. Credit Union Vice President Bill Perry said breakeven returns are anticipated for wheat producers. “Drought stunted winter wheat crops while extinguishing spring wheat. While some areas will have average winter wheat crops, other spring […]

Drought Having An Impact On Idaho Hay Producers

The drought across the Northwest has been brewing for some time, with much of the region not seeing a large precipitation event since March. And with soil moisture levels so low to start July, it could be a long summer for many growers, such as Idaho hay producers. Will Ricks, President of the Idaho Hay […]

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 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 […]