Yenish: Rezuvant Great For Northwest Cereal Grain Growers

In an effort to help Northwest cereal grain growers maintain clean fields and protect yields, Corteva Agriscience has introduced Rezuvant. Corteva’s Joe Yenish said this post emergence herbicide combines an elevated load of three ingredients, fluroxpyr with pinoxaden and the power of Arylex active, to delivery consistent control of hard to manage weeds. “Wild oats, Italian ryegrass […]

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, […]

Idaho Delegation Calls for States To Manage Yellowstone Grizzlies

Idaho’s congressional delegation, senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo as well as representatives Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher, recently joined their peers from Montana and Wyoming calling on Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to return the Yellowstone grizzly bear population to state management. The call cites a recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service study saying the […]

U.S. Hemp Seed Production Increasing

Hemp cultivated for seed and grain comprised approximately 10% of 2020 total U.S. acreage. According to Hemp Benchmarks, that comes out to 14,000 acres nationwide. By comparison, Canadian cultivators grew more than five times that acreage, beyond 75,000 acres, the vast majority of which were exported to the United States. Exports to the U.S. have […]

Farmers Union Foundation Donates Meals to Troops in D.C.

Farmers Union Enterprises recently donated $50,000 to provide roughly 5,000 meals to National Guard troops on duty in the nation’s capital. The funds went to D.C.-based restaurants Farmers Fishers Bakers and Founding Farmers, both of which are part of Farmers Restaurant Group. FUE is made up of several Farmers Union-owned businesses in the Upper Midwest, […]

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. […]

How Did February’s Storm Impact Winter Wheat

When looking at the national winter wheat crop, USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey said the extreme cold weather last month had an impact. “In terms of what happened during the month of February, a little bit of a mixed bag because some areas did get snow that provided great insulation and moisture from that bitterly cold […]

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. […]

Tester: QLA Does Not Provide Adequate Support for Feed Grain Producers

Senator Jon Tester says the Farm Service Agency has further delayed disaster assistance support for farmers who were hit by quality losses in 2018 and 2019. Despite the recent rollout of the Quality Loss Assistance Program, the Montana Democrat says some producers were left out of the assistance package. Tester says QLA does not provide […]

Republican Senators Criticize Biden Action on Keystone XL Pipeline

Following the executive orders signed by President Joe Biden, a group of Republican Senators announced opposition to the halting of construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The effort was led by Senator Steve Daines of Montana and Republicans from Idaho, Wyoming, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Dakota. Several other western senators are expected to sign on […]