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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

Profits Expected For NW Fisheries, Forest Products

As we continues our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series, today we look at the forestry and fisheries industries. Bill Perry, Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services said Northwest fisheries can expect a profitable quarter. “Pollock prices remain elevated especially for higher quality products like fillets. The salmon season in Alaska was […]

NWFCS: Feed The Will Determine Livestock Producer Success

As we launch our six part Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot series, we start with the livestock sector. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS says cow/calf producers that adjust to available feed resources will see slightly profitable returns. “Producers with the ability to hedge lower feed costs or secure feed at a cost […]

NWFCS: Demand Strong For NW Fisheries, Forest Products

As our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series continues, we take a look at local forest products and fisheries. “Very strong profits suggested for forest products manufacturers, and solid profits expected for timberland owners,” Bill Perry is Vice President at NWFCS. “Despite recent drops in lumber pricing, prices remain in very profitable, record […]

Perry: Drought Conditions Will Have A Big Impact On NW Wheat, Hay

As we continue with our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series, we turn our attention to wheat and hay. Credit Union Vice President Bill Perry said breakeven returns are anticipated for wheat producers. “Drought stunted winter wheat crops while extinguishing spring wheat. While some areas will have average winter wheat crops, other spring […]

NWFCS: Drought, Feed Costs Expected To Be Biggest Issues Facing Dairy, Beef Operations

We wrap up the first half of our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly commodity snapshot series, we do so taking a look at livestock. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS said thanks to the drought, the cattle industry is expected to see unprofitable returns. “Drought will force producers to carefully evaluate retention of breeding stock […]