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 […]

COVID19 Cases Continue To Pull Oil Investors In Multiple Directions

Oil prices have been in a holding pattern, for weeks. According to Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy, a barrel of oil has held steady around $42 for the past seven weeks. And he blames the lack of movement on the back and forth nature of COVID-19 in the U.S. “The trends for new coronavirus cases, continue […]

Borjesson Becomes First Female Head Of WSUs Vet College

Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine made history Monday morning, with the first female dean the the school’s 120-year history. Dori Borjesson comes to Pullman from the University of California Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine, where she was the chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology. The Beaverton, OR-native is a board-certified […]

UI Combines Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences into New Department

On Friday, the University of Idaho announced an effort to better align with the state’s agricultural industry. As of July 1st, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has combined animal, veterinary and food sciences research, education and outreach into one department. The Idaho State Board of Education approved the proposal last month. Eight food […]

Washington State University Extends Schulz’ Contract

Washington State University announced Monday a five-year contract extension for President Kirk Schulz. Because of the financial hardship the school has suffered at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic, Schulz opted to take a 10% pay cut, as well as foregoing a $50,000 retention bonus called for in his original WSU contract. The pay reduction […]