Lohmann: November Not As Wet As You May Have Thought

After the extremely dry summer and early fall the Pacific Northwest experienced, the rain that rolled across the area in November was welcomed relief. But, was the month as wet as many thought it was? In western Oregon and western Washington, large amounts of rain fell, leading to flooding and landslides. According to meteorologist Marilyn […]

Morris Passes Away

Sad news from the world of wheat. The U.S. wheat industry lost a pivotal member of the family last week. Dr. Craig Morris, director of the Western Wheat Quality Laboratory in Pullman, WA, for more than 30 years, influenced the quality of wheat in the Pacific Northwest. Industry experts say Morris had a significant impact on the region’s […]

Pea And Lentil Expect Difficult Year Due To Drought

Thanks to the extreme heat and drought we’ve seen across the Northwest, pulse growers are preparing for a disappointing year. Tim McGreevy, Chief Executive Officer at the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council, says this year has been the most difficult growing season he’s seen in a long time. “You know, I have a small […]

Lohmann Already Confident 2021 Will Be A Year For The Record Books

It’s dry across the Northwest, but just how dry is making many take note. Marilyn Lohman, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said when it comes to precipitation deficits: Wenatchee: 1 ½”-2” Yakima: 2”-2 ½” Pullman: 2”-3” Tri-Cities: 3” Central Oregon [Bend/Redmond]: 3” Spokane: 5” “But there is an area stretching from central Oregon through […]

WSU: WADDL Advances Animal & Human Health

Last month, Washington State University unveiled its new $61.9 million Washington Animal Diagnostic Laboratory. Laura Lockard with WSU Global Animal Health, said the new facility brings a lot of new technology and expands capacity. “That means bringing a lot more opportunity for disease surveillance as well as training and education of the students that go through […]

Koenig Tapped As Interim Dean At WSU

The changing of the guard gets underway in Pullman Monday. Rich Koenig has been named interim dean of the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, effective July 1, following an open, internal search. Meanwhile, starting Monday, he will assume the position of acting dean. Koenig has been with WSU since […]

91st Washington FFA Convention Will Remain On-line

Because of questions of coronavirus metrics, and the uncertainty of Whitman County’s phase in Governor Jay Inslee’s reopening plan during early May, it was decided earlier this spring to hold the 91st annual Washington FFA convention on-line. However, according to new Washington FFA Executive Director Jason Bullock, the virtual convention will look very different than […]

WSU Virtually Dedicates Plant Sciences Building

Washington State University held a virtual dedication for the new Plant Sciences Building Monday. Due to the ongoing pandemic, WSU officials released a video to celebrate the opening of the new state of the art collaborative research facility on the Pullman campus. The $66 million building was funded by the Washington State Legislature. Construction of […]

DeHaan: Investors Hopeful To See Another Round Of Stimulus Soon

Oil Prices have dropped over the past week, but by a very small amount. In Monday’s action, West Texas Crude traded in the mid-$39 a barrel range, down just a little over a dollar from last week’s numbers. Patrick DeHaan said oil prices are holing steady because of conflicting information. On one side, you have […]

Lohmann: First Frost Of The Season Later Than Average

The first frost of the 2020 growing season is behind scheduled, a fact about which many won’t complain. Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service said in a typical year, areas such as Yakima and Pullman would have already recorded overnight lows below 32 degrees. For the Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, NE Oregon, temperatures below freezing […]