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Washington grower is winner of yield contest 3rd year in a row

From the National Association of Wheat Growers The National Wheat Foundation’s National Wheat Yield Contest offers growers the opportunity to compete with farmers from across the U.S. and improve their production practices through new and innovative techniques. Today, NWF is announcing the national winners for the 2018 National Wheat Yield Contest “A special congratulations to Phillip Gross (of Adams County ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/05: Wind, rain across Washington

From NASS There were 5.0 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 23 percent very poor, 30 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 16 percent good and 1 percent excellent. A low temperature of 26 degrees F was reported in the northeast and east central regions, while a high temperature of 73 degrees F ... Read More »

Trade, farm bill take center stage at 2018 fall conference

This week, WAWG leaders have been participating in the National Association of Wheat Growers’ (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates’ (USW) joint fall conference in Tampa, Fla.  They, along with more than 100 wheat growers from across the U.S., met in policy committees to discuss a wide variety of priorities including the farm bill, trade, the National Wheat Yield Contest and the 2018 ... Read More »

WAWG joins coalition opposed to carbon initiative

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) has joined The NO on 1631 Coalition, which opposes Initiative 1631, the Carbon Emission Fee Measure. I-1631 would enact a carbon emissions fee of $15 per metric ton of carbon on certain large emitters beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Each year, that fee would increase by $2 until the state’s 2035 greenhouse gas reduction ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/29: Washington harvest wrapping up

From NASS There were 5.5 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 26 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 28 percent fair and 22 percent good. A low temperature of 20 degrees F was reported in the northeast region, while a high temperature of 72 degrees F was reported in the southeast region. Statewide ... Read More »

Unique SE Washington pulp plant will use wheat straw

From the Capital Press A one-of-a-kind pulp plant in Eastern Washington will convert wheat straw into pulp that will go into a variety of new products. When it is operational early next year, Columbia Pulp in Starbuck, Wash., will turn wheat straw into two materials: • A market-grade pulp sold to paper makers and molded fiber producers. • A bio-polymer ... Read More »

View from the Cab (Or what harvest looks like in other parts of the country)

From DTN.com Harvest is finally in full swing for Genny Haun and Kyle Krier. The two farmers have been reporting on the 2018 crop season as part of DTN’s View From the Cab series. The growing part of the season had set the Ohio and Kansas farmers up for what they hoped would be one of the best production years ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/22: Dry times in Washington

From NASS There were 6.8 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 29 percent very poor, 25 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 24 percent good and 1 percent excellent. A low temperature of 19 degrees F was reported in the northeast region, while a high temperature of 77 degrees F was reported in the ... Read More »

WAWG pays tribute to wheat farmers in TV spot

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers has teamed up with KXLY to produce a 30-second television spot paying tribute to farmers in Eastern Washington. Read More »

President’s memo cements deadline for Columbia River system reviews

From whitehouse.gov Today, President Trump signed a memorandum to reduce regulatory burdens and promote more efficient environmental reviews of water infrastructure projects in the West, including the Columbia-Snake River System. Decades of uncoordinated regulatory actions have diminished the ability of Federal infrastructure to deliver needed water and have increased costs in the West. Court actions dictating water operations have further complicated ... Read More »