Focus On Fruit for 05/13/21

How is the local apple industry addressing an odd request made this year by India? Mark Powers takes a look. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Mixed News On COVID Front Keeping Oil Prices Flat

Oil prices have moved lower over the past week, but you wouldn’t know it if you looked at fuel prices across the Northwest. Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy said the prices we’re paying at the pump continued to move higher this week, even though the national average moved lower. The reason for the national average moving […]

Focus On Fruit for 03/11/21

For today’s Focus On Fruit, Toni Lynn Adams with the Washington Apple Commission talks about new requirements in India and what it means for growers and the apple industry. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

AgFunder: 2020 Investors Sought Ecommerce, Tech

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a variety of challenges for the food supply chain in 2020, but also many opportunities. AgFunder, a venture capital firm investing in agriculture, analyzed the 2020 startup and tech funding trends. Last year, COVID-19 increased the online grocery category as consumers were forced in many cases to turn to online shopping […]

Despite Good News Virus Still Weighs On Oil Prices

Thanks to a variety of uncertainties over the past couple of months, the coronavirus continues to dominate fuel and oil price news. In Monday’s trade, West Texas Crude was trading slightly above $41 per barrel, virtually the same price we’ve seen for weeks. Daniel Yergin, HIS Market Vice Chairman recently told Fox Business News that […]

NASS: 2020 National Apple Crop Smaller

It looks like the 2020 apple crop is going to be a little smaller than anticipated. According to NASS, the national crop is expected to come in a 10.6 billion pounds, which is down 3% from last year’s crop. USDA Research Analyst, Jaclyn Kramer said that drop mirrors the decrease expected right here in the […]

Coronavirus Surge Continues To Hope Oil Prices In Place

After a few weeks of moving higher, oil prices appear to have hit a celling. Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy said thanks to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, oil prices have held steady around $40 per barrel for the last three weeks. DeHaan noted it’s not just an increase in U.S. coronavirus cases […]

Focus On Fruit for 06/18/20

This is typically the time of year the apple industry would see exports start to dip, But, as Toni Lynn Adams points out, 2020 is not a typical year. If you have a story idea for the Washington Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

USDA: June Wheat Production Up

When taking a look at the latest national wheat production numbers, the USDA reported a 1% increase from May numbers. “High increase in production in the mass crop production report this month,” said World Agricultural Outlook Chair, Mark Jekanowski. He added that contributed to increases in both beginning and ending stocks in the 2020-21 marketing […]