Nursery Remains Tops In Oregon; Cherries, Hazelnuts New To The Top Ten

NASS is out with the top commodities for Oregon in 2020. The state’s greenhouse and nursery industry experienced a COVID-19 boon with value of production topping $1 billion for a second year in a row. Industry experts say the “stay home” orders boosted sales nationwide as more people took up gardening and landscaping. Coming in […]

Profits Expected For Both Nursery And Wine Sectors

As we continue with our Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot series, we take a look today at the nursery and greenhouse industry as well as Northwest wine. NWFCS Vice President Bill Perry said slight profits are expected for both vineyards and wineries. “Although wine grape prices are increasing, reduced yields will limit growers’ […]

ISDA Announces Second Round Of Specialty Block Grant Funding

The Specialty crop industry in Idaho will have a little more grant money to use this year. The Idaho state Department of Agriculture announced earlier this month that it will accept applications for an additional $2.8 million in grant money available through the specialty crop block grant program. Those applications will be accepted starting in […]

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 […]

Perry: Nursery Greenhouse Industry Expected To Remain Hot In 2021

As our Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot series continues, we turn our attention to the nursery and greenhouse industry as well as fisheries. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, said their 12 month outlook anticipates strong profits for the nursery and greenhouse industry. “The industry continues to benefit from the pandemic’s effects on […]

Perry: Strong Profits Expected For NW Nursery, Greenhouse Sector In 2021

As we wrap up our six part Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly Market Snapshot series, we take a look at fisheries and the nursery and greenhouse industries. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, expect strong profits for the Nursery and Greenhouse industry over the next 12 months. “The industry has benefited from the pandemic’s stay […]

Profits Expected For Forest Products, Nursery Industries, According to NWFCS

Today we move in to a “special overtime session” of Northwest Farm Credit Services’ quarterly commodity snapshot series, as we transition to the nursery and forest products industries. According to Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, lumber processors and timberland owners are expected to be profitable. “Record lumber prices through the second half of 2020 will […]

Idaho Specialty Crop Program Offers Nearly $2M Statewide

The Idaho state Department of Agriculture’s annual specialty crop block grant program was much more popular in 2020 compared to just a year earlier. ISDA said 17 different projects were awarded $1.8 million, specifically to help specialty crop growers across the state. The funds from the specialty crop block grant program will be used to […]

ODA: Destructive, Invasive Insect Recently Reported

Oregon Department of Agriculture officials are nervous after a destructive invasive species was recently discovered. A dead spotted lanternfly, was recently discovered in a shipment of planters and ceramic pots from Pennsylvania. When the insect was discovered the Corvallis-based nursery immediately contacted state officials. “We are grateful to the nursery for alerting us about their […]

NWFCS: Timber, Nursery Expected To Enjoy A Positive 2020

As we wrap up our six part quarterly commodity snapshot series today, our attention turns to Timber as well as the Nursery and Greenhouse industry. Bill Perry, Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services said their 12-month outlook calls for slightly profitable margins for timberland owners and forest products manufacturers. “Although markets were improving at […]