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 […]

Wet Weather Expected Starting Thursday

Temperatures have been very warm across the Northwest. In fact many regions have reported daytime highs anywhere between 10-15 degrees above average for this time of year. Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said this late summer blast is thanks to High Pressure which has been parked over the western U.S. for several […]

Oil Prices Move Higher Despite President Trump COVID-19 Diagnosis

For the first time in several months, week-over-oil prices moved higher by a noticeable amount. Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy says oil prices started to rally late last week, softened on the word of President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, but continues to increase to start this workweek. West Texas Crude traded over $40 per barrel in Monday’s […]

Oil Prices Unmoved For Much of September

Oil prices seem to be stuck in a rut. For the past two-plus weeks, prices for West Texas Crude have hovered around the $40 per barrel mark, held in place by an uptick in coronavirus cases worldwide as well as additional shutdowns. That holding pattern has resulted in slight relief at the local diesel station. […]

Farmers Market Minute: Wide Variety

Amanda Argona with the Pullman Farmers Market says your local market is a not only a fun place to shop, but they also have great variety. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

DeHaan: Investors In A Holding Pattern Until Vaccination Is Developed

After a very slight rally in late July and early August, oil prices have returned to their downward trends. West Texas Crude was trading $37 per barrel in Monday’s action. Patrick DeHaan with Gasbuddy said a lack of optimism internationally has put a cap on prices in a variety of ways. And he doesn’t see […]

After Hitting Recent Highs, Oil Prices Move Lower

Monday was a holiday for investors in the United States, but that did not prevent fuel prices from moving. In international action, crude was trading Monday just below $40 per barrel, down roughly 10% from this time last week. The drop came, according to industry analysis, as Saudi Arabia announced deep price cuts for Asia, […]

Several Horses with Equine Influenza Reported At WSU

According to Washington State University, 11 horses housed at the College of Veterinary Medicine have contracted equine influenza. The horses are a USDA research herd used to study tick-borne parasitic disease. The herd is currently quarantined, and all horses are recovering under veterinary care. Equine influenza is a common, highly contagious respiratory disease of horses […]