NMPF Calling On Administration To Address Port Backups

The National Milk Producers Federation, alongside nearly 80 other associations in the industry, are looking to the Biden administration to take action to mitigate what many are calling a crisis at the west coast ports. NMPF Vice President of Policy, Jaime Castaneda, said the backups are not hurting only western producers, but dairy farmers across the […]

USTR Tai Meets With Western Washington Farmers

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai meet with Washington farmers and ranchers Thursday. Tai and U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene toured the Washington State University Breadlab in Burlington and participate in a roundtable with local agriculture and farm stakeholders. The USTR office said the roundtable focused on how trade can help Washington’s agriculture and farm industries. A […]

AWW Moves August Event On-line

For the first time in the event’s 33-year history, the Auction of Washington Wine’s annual August weekend of events will move on-line next week. The five day event will feature a series of on-line and virtual auctions, with more than 100 exciting auction lots. Proceeds, as in the past, will benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital as […]

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 […]

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 […]

WSDA Working To Help Feed Pets

The Washington state Department of Agriculture is working to help feed millions of Washingtonians in need thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic fallout. But it’s not just humans that are hurting from the slow economy. Pets can also feel the stress and pet owners can face the difficult decision of how to […]

Thurlby Encouraged By Progress In Asia

Good news can be challenging to find during the coronavirus pandemic, but cherry growers may be in line for some positive news. As Asian markets begin a return somewhat to normal, growers are excited about the possibilities of shipping sweet cherries across the Pacific. “It’s certainly not going to be an export market like we […]

Coronavirus Impacts Seattle Portland EIS Meetings

Because of the spread of the coronavirus, the federal government announced Thursday that two Columbia River System public comment meetings have been changed. Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and the Bonneville Power Administration decided that the in-person public comment meetings planned for Seattle and Portland will not be held […]

Taste Washington Canceled Over Coronavirus Fears

On Thursday, the Washington State Wine Commission announced the cancelation of Taste Washington. The four-day festival was scheduled for March 19th through the 22nd in Seattle. The downtown event has taken place every year since 1998. The Washington State Wine Commission made their decision after Governor Jay Inslee’s update on the coronavirus outbreak in the state. If […]