Profits Expected For Grape Growers, Wineries

As our six-part Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series comes to a close, we wrap up with area wineries and cherries. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFC said the 12-month outlook anticipates profits for vineyards and slight profits for wineries. “Although crop size is below historical averages, low inventories and strong demand are […]

Expectations For Area Row Crops Mixed Into 2022

Today’s Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series takes a look at row crops across the PNW. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, said their 12-month outlook projects that contract potato producers will be profitable. “Open potato returns are projected to be slightly profitable. The amount of uncontracted potatoes acres will likely decrease as […]

NWFCS: Expects Slightly Profitable Returns For Dairy, Beef Producers

As we continue with your Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series, we look today at the livestock industries. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS said their 12-month outlook for Northwest dairy suggests slightly profitable returns. “Profitability will depend on milk destination and producers’ mailbox milk price. Milk price future contracts began increasing during […]

Perry Expect Profits For Hay, Wheat Growers

As we wrap up the first half of our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series, wheat and hay take center stage. Bill Perry, Executive Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services  said their 12-month outlook calls for profitable returns for area wheat producers. “High prices, crop insurance payments and government programs cushioned potential […]

Slight Profits Expected For NW Tree Fruit Industry

In day two of our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series, we turn our attention to local tree fruit, apples and pears. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS said their 12-month profitability outlook anticipates slight profits for pear growers and packers. “Although exports continue to slow crop movement, quality is excellent, domestic demand […]

NWFC Expects Good Year For Nursery, Fisheries, Forest Products Sectors

As we start our six-part Northwest Farm Credit Services quarter commodity snapshot series today, we look at Forest Products, Fisheries and Nurseries. Bill Perry, executive Vice President at NWFCS says their 12-month outlook expects fisheries to be profitable. “While fisheries face challenges with changing TACs, a closed king crab fishery and potential COVID-19-related lockdowns in […]

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 […]

Perry: Expectations For PNW Fruit Growers Mixed

As we hit the home stretch of our Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot series, we take a look at the tree fruit industry. Bill Perry, Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services said they anticipate slightly profitable returns for local apple growers. “A modest sized crop [but larger than 2020’s crop], coupled with […]

Perry: PNW Row Crops In Good Shape

As we start our third installment of our Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot Series, we turn our attention to local row crops. “Slightly profitable returns are expected for contract potato producers. Uncontracted potato producers will benefit from higher prices as modestly lower yields are realized,” said Bill Perry is Vice President at NWFCS. […]

Perry: Profits Expected For Wine, Nursery Sectors

As we conclude our six part Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series, we wrap up with the wine and nursery industries. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFC said their 12 month outlook calls for slight profits for both vineyards and wineries. “Current relatively low grape supplies are increasing pricing, but the industry remains […]