Stagnate Air Expected To Be Dominate Weather Pattern Over Next Couple of Weeks

Much of the region has seen very still conditions over the past week-plus. And while windy conditions this time of year can trigger wind chill concerns, no wind means air stagnation, foggy conditions, and for some locations freezing fog. Not only does the fog limit visibility and create dangerous driving conditions, it limits the kind […]

PNW Wheat Stocks Drop 43% Year-Over-Year

According to NASS, all wheat stocks dropped 43% from December 1st, 2020, to December 1st, 2021. Wheat stocks in Washington totaled 82.6 million bushels, down from 147 million bushels in storage a year earlier. Off-farm stocks were down 44%, while on-farm stocks were down 38% compared to the previous year. In Oregon, wheat stored in […]

Wheat Seeding Up Across the PNW

According to NASS, wheat plantings increased 3% across the Pacific Northwest this year, while acres planted nationwide increased 2%. Idaho growers planted 760,000 acres of winter wheat for the 2022 crop, up 7% from 2021, and 6% above the 2020 crop. Oregon farmers increased their winter wheat acreage by 1% to 730,000 acres for the […]

ISGA Expands, Changes Name

The Idaho Sugarbeet Growers Association is no more. The organization announced Tuesday is has expanded membership to the west now including Oregon and Washington growers. And with that expansion comes a new name, Snake River Sugarbeet Association, which represents 700 growers across the PNW on a combined 180,000 acres, accounting for nearly seven million tons […]

2021 Wraps Up On A Dry Note

The first week of winter has felt very winter like, thanks to a strong northerly flow out of Canada which had dropped some temperatures into the single digits, and even below zero overnight. “It’s been cold, a lot colder in northern Washington, and then it kind of moderates as it moves across Oregon and down […]

NW Hop Production Jumps Year-Over-Year

According to NASS, hop production across the Pacific Northwest is up 11% from 2020 numbers. Washington once again led the region, producing 73% of the hop crop in the U.S. Idaho announced for 16% of American hop production, while Oregon was responsible for 11%. Production for the three states totaled 116 million pounds this year, […]

NW Potato Stocks Hit 165 Million CWT On December 1st

According to NASS, Potato stocks across the Pacific Northwest totaled 165 million cwt on December 1st. As of the first of this month, potato stocks in Idaho totaled 92.5 million cwt. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 39.6 million cwt. Potato stocks in Oregon totaled 20.0 million cwt. Disappearance to date was 5.5 […]

USDA Awards $8.2 Million For Rural Oregon Infrastructure Projects

The USDA announced Thursday it is investing $8.2 million to improve rural Oregon infrastructure. The Department said these investments will help expand access to clean water and high-speed internet in rural communities across the state. Here is a breakdown of hose the funds will be used: Pioneer Telephone Cooperative will use a $3 million grant to […]