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Spokane farmer honored with ag excellence award

Congratulations Marci Green! Please join us in congratulating MARCI GREEN from Fairfield! 👏 👏 👏 She is the recipient of this year's 'Excellence in Agriculture Award' 🥇 Posted by Spokane Ag Expo on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Read More »

Scholarships available

The McGregor Company scholarship program is designed to provide graduating high school students with a chance to pursue their ag-related educational goals as they begin college. We offer this opportunity to students who reside within a reasonable distance of the customers we serve from McGregor branches in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. Scholarships will be awarded in incremental amounts from $250 ... Read More »

Contact FSA now to enroll in key safety net programs

Don’t let the March 16 deadline pass you by By Jon Wyss Washington State Executive Director, USDA Farm Service Agency The clock is ticking…March 16 is THE LAST day to make what is likely one of the most important business decisions you will make for your farming operation this year. If you have not already visited your local Farm Service ... Read More »

Changes coming to herbicide Paraquat

In this bulletin, the Washington State Department of Agriculture is warning producers of label changes and new application requirements that are coming to the herbicide Paraquat. Paraquat is classified as a quick-acting, nonselective, restricted-use herbicide. Read More »

Meet the new Ecology director

In December, Laura Watson was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee as the new director of the Washington Department of Ecology, replacing Maia Bellon. Here’s an interview the Capital Press did with her. Read More »

Crop progress 01/20: January brings much needed moisture to state

From NASS Western Washington precipitation was well above average in January. Repeated storms really helped the snowpack levels in both the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. Wet conditions and standing water were reported throughout western Washington. Some producers in western Washington were concerned that the colder temperatures and snow in mid-January may have affected fall-planted crops. Unusually cold temperatures and ... Read More »

Advocacy in action!

While in Olympia meeting with legislators Jan. 21-22, wheat growers had an opportunity to testify during a House Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee public hearing on HB 2498. (From left) Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) lobbyist Diana Carlen, WAWG President Ryan Poe and WAWG Past President Marci Green all testified in support of the bill, which would ... Read More »

2020 producer, landowner farm bill education workshops are online

Three workshops were held this week to help growers and landowners understand changes to the 2018 Farm Bill commodity programs ARC-CO and PLC. The workshops were sponsored by the Agricultural Marketing and Management Organization in conjunction with Washington State University (WSU) Extension. Lori Williams, WAWG’s outreach coordinator, live streamed the third session, in Colfax. If you missed the chance to ... Read More »

Trade deals bode well for Washington wheat

After years of poor prices and promised, but unrealized trade deals, Eastern Washington farmers are finally holding a winning hand as multiple agreements are being signed, sealed and delivered. The latest success is the passage of the USMCA treaty by the U.S. Senate 89 to 10 on Jan. 16. But a preliminary trade agreement with China, the details of which ... Read More »

Snake River dam speakers focus on impacts

From the Capital Press Representatives supporting agriculture, fish and other uses spoke Jan. 13 during the third and final public workshop on the draft of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s study of the four lower Snake River dams. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »