What Makes The Klamath Basin So Challenging?

While complex in nature, much of the recent concerns about water supplies for one Western basin stems from the weather – past and present. Rod Bain highlights the concerns taking place in southern Oregon. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Time To Start Work On 2023 Farm Bill

It seems like yesterday the current Farm Bill was signed into law, but it’s already time to think ahead to 2023. Rod Bain takes a look at what various farm and food groups would like to see in the upcoming Farm Bill. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) […]

Researchers Still Working On Pest Management In Industrial Hemp

It has only been in recent years that researchers have been able to learn about pest threats to industrial hemp crops. And as Rod Bain found out, that means a lot of questions remain when it comes to the best ways to manage these insects and mites. If you have a story idea for the […]

USDA Working To Keep Valentine’s Day Pest Free

With Valentine’s Day this weekend, did you know, USDA and Customs and Border Protection inspectors play a key role in assuring cut flowers and other holiday products are free of invasive pest threats. Rod Bain fills us in. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Ted McKinney Looks Back On New Position

Rod Bain sat down with Ted McKinney, the USDA’s first Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs to discuss how this position has been shaped since its formation over three years ago. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

October Prices Received Index Led By Livestock Gains

According to the latest numbers from the USDA, most producers saw a modest increase in prices received for their commodities in the month of October. As Rod Bain points out, much of that was fueled by an increase in what livestock producers were paid. Bain added much of the increase can be attributed to higher […]

Bat Week 2020

The week leading up to the 31st is traditionally Bat Week and this year is no exception. However, everything is virtual in 2020. But as Rod Bain points out while on-line, this year’s celebration remains focused on education…and a little fun. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, […]

Row Crop Producers Push Prices Received Up In August

According to the USDA’s latest Agricultural Prices Report, farmers nationwide received more for their commodities in August. As Rod Bain points out the 1% month-over-month increase came primarily from a rise in the crop production price index. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]