Author Archives: Trista Crossly

Stripe rust update 07/01: Spring wheat, barley still susceptible

By Dr. Xianming Chen During the last two weeks, we have been recording stripe rust data in our experimental nurseries at various locations and completed note-taking of winter nurseries at all locations. Stripe rust reached 90 to 100 percent severity on susceptible winter wheat varieties at all locations. Barley stripe rust developed up to 80 percent severity at Mount Vernon ... Read More »

Washington wheat growers gratified to see USMCA implemented

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) and the Washington Grain Commission (WGC) are hailing the implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as a huge step forward in the effort to stabilize the uncertain trade environment wheat growers have been dealing with over the past few years. “The road to updating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the ... Read More »

Asotin wheat growers award scholarship

The Asotin County wheat growers have awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Shelby Forgey, daughter of Brad and Jody Forgey of Asotin. Forgey just graduated from Asotin High School where she played varsity basketball and track. She grew up participating in 4H and FFA and has been tap dancing since she was two. Forgey is planning on attending college in Walla ... Read More »

Wheat industry applauds bipartisanship around Grain Standards Reauthorization Act

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture held a business meeting to mark up the United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act (GSA) of 2020. The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud the Committee for their bipartisan work to move the bill forward and reauthorize the GSA through Sept. 30, 2025. “Thanks in part to ... Read More »

Judge rules in favor of U.S. farmer in glyphosate labeling ruling

From the National Association of Wheat Growers The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), lead plaintiff of the national agriculture coalition fighting California’s false and misleading Prop 65 labeling requirement for glyphosate, welcomes yesterday’s ruling by U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb for the Eastern District of California. Judge Shubb decided in favor of the Coalition by granting summary judgment ... Read More »

Crop progress report 06/21: Western Washington still wet, eastern Washington shone bright

From NASS There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 5.2 the previous week. Areas of Clallam, Jefferson, King and Snohomish counties received more than two inches of rain on Monday. Fields were wet from daily scattered showers. Some operators lost crops, especially in lower recessed areas. Drainage districts depended on both pumps and tide ... Read More »

Governor makes face masks available to wheat farmers

L&I releases COVID-19 training kit The Governor’s office has made 2,000 face masks available to wheat farmers and their employees across the state in order to comply with the new COVID-19 guidance as it relates to agriculture.  That guidance requires all farm employees not working alone on the jobsite to wear cloth facial coverings. The cloth facial coverings must be ... Read More »