Stagnate Air Expected To Be Dominate Weather Pattern Over Next Couple of Weeks

Much of the region has seen very still conditions over the past week-plus. And while windy conditions this time of year can trigger wind chill concerns, no wind means air stagnation, foggy conditions, and for some locations freezing fog. Not only does the fog limit visibility and create dangerous driving conditions, it limits the kind […]

PNW Wheat Stocks Drop 43% Year-Over-Year

According to NASS, all wheat stocks dropped 43% from December 1st, 2020, to December 1st, 2021. Wheat stocks in Washington totaled 82.6 million bushels, down from 147 million bushels in storage a year earlier. Off-farm stocks were down 44%, while on-farm stocks were down 38% compared to the previous year. In Oregon, wheat stored in […]

Wheat Seeding Up Across the PNW

According to NASS, wheat plantings increased 3% across the Pacific Northwest this year, while acres planted nationwide increased 2%. Idaho growers planted 760,000 acres of winter wheat for the 2022 crop, up 7% from 2021, and 6% above the 2020 crop. Oregon farmers increased their winter wheat acreage by 1% to 730,000 acres for the […]

ISGA Expands, Changes Name

The Idaho Sugarbeet Growers Association is no more. The organization announced Tuesday is has expanded membership to the west now including Oregon and Washington growers. And with that expansion comes a new name, Snake River Sugarbeet Association, which represents 700 growers across the PNW on a combined 180,000 acres, accounting for nearly seven million tons […]

Kamiah Lumber Company Honored By Senator Jim Risch

On Wednesday Idaho Senator Jim Risch announced that Jacobs Lumber of Kamiah was selected as the Idaho Small Business of the Month for January. Jacobs Lumber Company will be recognized for its contribution to the central Idaho community in the Congressional Record of the U.S. Senate. Founded by Keith Jacobs, Jacobs Lumber Company is a […]

Pratt: We Can Help In The Fight Against Major Wildfires In Idaho

In the fight against massive wildfires across the west, many in the ranching community say the best tool isn’t a helicopter or a shovel. It’s a herd of grazing cattle. Mark Pratt, President of the Idaho Cattle Association, said cattle can remove the fine fuels that allow fires to grow at a breakneck pace. “My […]

Idaho Timber Lands Generate $55M For Students

State lands across Idaho generated a record $55 million for public schools this year. Governor Brad Little and other top elected state officials presented a check to students during a ceremony at the statehouse last week. The presentation by the Idaho Department of Lands represents money generated from state-owned properties for the 2022 fiscal year. […]

Idaho Snowpack In Good Shape, But Could Improve

Like the other two Northwest states, the past couple of weeks have helped the Idaho snowpack improve. Erin Whorton with NRCS Idaho said the snowpack in pretty healthy in the northern and central portions of the state, where most basins report snowpacks of 100% for this time of year. The area that’s lagging are the […]

NW Hop Production Jumps Year-Over-Year

According to NASS, hop production across the Pacific Northwest is up 11% from 2020 numbers. Washington once again led the region, producing 73% of the hop crop in the U.S. Idaho announced for 16% of American hop production, while Oregon was responsible for 11%. Production for the three states totaled 116 million pounds this year, […]

NW Potato Stocks Hit 165 Million CWT On December 1st

According to NASS, Potato stocks across the Pacific Northwest totaled 165 million cwt on December 1st. As of the first of this month, potato stocks in Idaho totaled 92.5 million cwt. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 39.6 million cwt. Potato stocks in Oregon totaled 20.0 million cwt. Disappearance to date was 5.5 […]