Author Archives: Trista Crossly

Crop progress report 0624: Washington cherries, berries flourished while crop farms encountered temperamental rain, heat

From NASS There were 6.2 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 73 percent good and 7 percent excellent. A low temperature of 46 degrees F was reported in the northeast region, while a high temperature of 96 degrees F was reported in ... Read More »

Franklin County wheat growers’ preharvest picnic

Editor’s note: Every summer, we like to highlight our county wheat growers’ summer meetings in the pages of the July Wheat Life. Unfortunately, Franklin County’s get together just missed the deadline, so we are putting it here instead. Taking a minute before the craziness of harvest sets in, Franklin County wheat growers got together at Windust Park Saturday to enjoy ... Read More »

NAWG urges senators to oppose cuts to crop insurance

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), along with many state wheat grower organizations, sent a letter from more than 638 organizations to the Senate urging them to oppose the introduction of harmful crop insurance amendments as the farm bill moves to the floor. In the letter, NAWG states its opposition to harmful amendments that would reduce or limit participation in ... Read More »

NAWG responds to House passing its 2018 Farm Bill

Yesterday, with a vote of 213-211, the House of Representatives passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill. In response, National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Jimmie Musick made the following statement: “NAWG commends the House of Representatives for working to move the farm bill forward and passed out of the Chamber. It’s vital for a final farm bill ... Read More »

House, Senate 2018 Farm Bill updates

In May, the House failed to pass their version of the farm bill when a group of Republicans joined forces with all the Chamber’s Democrats to vote no. The group of Republicans, known as the Freedom Caucus, had demanded separate votes on immigration before voting on the farm bill, which didn’t happen.After the vote failed, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) filed ... Read More »

Give U.S. wheat farmers the freedom to compete

From the National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates The familiar African proverb says that when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. Unfortunately for America’s farmers, that grass is the wheat growing in their fields as the big guys in Washington, D.C., and Beijing escalate their trade fight. China’s state-run importing agency and private flour millers ... Read More »

Crop progress 0617: Storms across Washington left few dry spots

From NASS There were 6.2 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 71 percent good and 5 percent excellent. A low temperature of 31 degrees F was reported in the northeast region, while a high temperature of 90 degrees F was reported in ... Read More »

Stripe rust report 06/16

By Dr. Xianming Chen In the Pacific Northwest, most fields of winter wheat have passed the flowering stage, and some winter wheat fields have reached the ripening stage. In general, winter wheat crops are in good condition and stripe rust is under control. In contrast, stripe rust has developed to the highest severity level on susceptible varieties in our experimental ... Read More »

China announces equal penalties to retaliate for U.S. tariffs

From the Capital Press China’s government responded quickly to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff hike on Chinese goods by announcing Friday it will immediately impose penalties of “equal strength” on U.S. products. The Commerce Ministry said it also was scrapping deals to buy more American farm goods and other exports as part of efforts to defuse a sprawling dispute over ... Read More »

NAWG comments on Senate Ag Committee farm bill markup

From the National Association of Wheat Growers Today, the Senate Committee on Agriculture marked-up its version of the 2018 Farm Bill. In response, National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Jimmie Musick made the following statement: “NAWG commends the Senate Agriculture Committee for working together to move the farm bill forward and out of committee. It’s vital for the bill ... Read More »