State

Growers urged to submit comments when EIS released

By Trista Crossley We are less than two months into 2020, and it’s already proven to be a busy year where the Columbia-Snake River System is concerned. In January, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s office finished accepting public comments on their draft report on the impacts of breaching the lower Snake River dams. And later this month, a draft environmental impact ... Read More »

WAWG’s Hennings on dams, carbon, DNR

From Washington Ag Network It’s been a very busy couple weeks for the leadership of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers. In late January, they took a trip back to Washington, D.C., to meet with congressional leaders to discuss issues important to local growers. And then after that, wheat growers’ leadership traveled to western Washington for Olympia days. According to ... Read More »

Economist: Only crisis will push wheat prices above $5.50

WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery spoke at the 2020 Ag Expo show in Spokane, telling the audience the it would take a production crisis to push wheat prices higher than $5.50 per bushel. Read the Capital Press article here. Read More »

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 »