OSU Conducting Chlorpyrifos Alternatives Survey

Researchers at Oregon State University are working to identify alternatives to chlorpyrifos that will work on a variety of commodities. To do that, research has put together a survey to help identify critical issues surrounding Chlorpyrifos, which has been used in Oregon since the mid-1960s, but is on its way out. OSU Project Leader Silvia […]

The Number Of Farms Continues To Drop Nationally

The effect of the pandemic on the number and size of U.S. farms is unclear. But, according to Gary Crawford, we do know the number of farms nationwide declined last year. Here in the northwest, Washington loss 100 farms last year, while Oregon and Idaho showed no change. Meanwhile, Montana gained 100 farms in 2020. […]

Oregon Remains Dry As February Comes To An End

Despite several systems hitting the Northwest over the past couple of weeks, Oregon remains very dry. Roughly 87% of the state is Abnormally Dry for this time of year, while 51% is in a D-2, or Severe Drought, and 14% is in a D-3, Extreme Drought. Only 12% of the state is on par with […]

NW Potato Stocks Hit 135M CWT To Start February

According to NASS, potato stocks across the Northwest hit 135.7 million hundredweight on February 1st. Potato stocks in Idaho to start the month hit 75.0 million cwt. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 59.8 million cwt. Meanwhile, Oregon’s stock totaled 15.2 million cwt. Disappearance to date was 11.8 million cwt. In Washington, February […]

Latest USDA Report Indicates Tight Beef Supply

A deep dive into the latest USDA Cattle Inventory Report indicates a tighter beef supply situation for the coming year, according to Katelyn McCullock, director and senior agricultural economist for the Livestock Marketing Information Center. “So, the cattle inventory report shows total cows and calves are down about 0.3%. And once a year we get […]

Northwest Vegetable Production Mixed In 2020

Vegetable production across the Northwest was a mixed bag last year. According to NASS, onion production in Idaho were valued at $68.3 million, up 4% from 2019. Oregon onions had a total value of utilized production of $119 million, up 9% year over year. Meanwhile Washington onions were valued at $136 million, down 25% from […]

Idaho Virtual Hay Conference Set For Late February

The Idaho Hay and Forage Conference and Trade Show is coming up later this month, February 18th. IHF Executive Director, Rick Waitley, said industry related information will be the primary focus of this year’s virtual conference. “Like from Doug Robison, Idaho president of Northwest Farm Credit and he’s going to be talking about economic outlook […]

UI: NWFC Gift Will Benefit Ag In A Variety Of Ways

A variety of education programs at the University of Idaho will benefit thanks to a $2 million gift from Northwest Farm Credit Services. The funds announced Tuesday will be used for what Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences calls major research and education programs as well as scholarships and a new minority student organization. […]

Registration Now Open For Canola Workshop

Registration is now open for the Pacific Northwest Canola Association’s Canola workshop coming up February 9th-10th. According to PNWCA Executive Director Karen Sowers, canola growers, industry reps, and university faculty from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington will present a wide range of canola production topics and be available for live Q&A during and following each session. […]

Northwest, U.S. Cattle Inventory Down Slightly

Latest numbers from NASS show the cattle inventory dropped slightly, both regionally and nationally. A report on U.S. cattle inventory shows 93.6 million head of cattle and calves on U.S. farms as of January 1st, slightly below the 93.8 million last year. Of the 93.6 million head inventory, all cows and heifers that have calved […]