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Crop progress report 10/20: Washington weather delayed fieldwork

From NASS There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 5.4 days suitable the previous week. A few breaks in the Pacific storm systems allowed farmers in Western Washington to get out into fields and continue the slog through harvest. Wet conditions delayed field preparation for fall-planted crops. Portions of many fields had standing water. ... Read More »

Reminder: Producers encouraged to fill out fall surveys

The U.S. Department Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) fall surveys are underway, and they encourage wheat producers to participate in the surveys when they receive them either by mail or telephone. The feedback producers provide can create a foundation for crop yield, production practices, and help set up loan rates, disaster payments, and crop insurance price elections. There are ... Read More »

Crop progress 1013: First freeze of the year in Washington

From NASS There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 4.5 days suitable the previous week. Western Washington had its first freeze for the season. San Juan County had more rain and a cold wave with freezing temperatures. There was already standing water on recently harvested silage fields in Snohomish County. Producers were busy trying ... Read More »

Crop progress 1006: Washington producers concerned with wet, cold conditions

From NASS There were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 4.1 days suitable the previous week. Western Washington continued to be wet. Harvest was bogged down by saturated field conditions. Many producers were concerned about unharvested crops still in fields. No hay was cut due to weather. Tree fruit crops were harvested along with late-fall ... Read More »

Charting a path through a rearranged global economy

By Trista Crossley For a guy who routinely talks about the end of the world order as we know it, Peter Zeihan sure is popular. Zeihan, a geopolitical strategist, book author and popular speaker, will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2019 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention Nov. 13-16 at the Davenport Grand in Spokane, Wash. He last spoke ... Read More »

Navigating through a field of dreams

By Trista Crossley Every speaker needs a hook, and Jim Morris has a great one. “I had a movie made about me that had a good looking guy play me,” Morris explained. Morris will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2019 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention Nov. 13-16 at the Davenport Grand in Spokane, Wash. The movie he is ... Read More »

Calling all producers

There’ll be something for everyone at the 2019 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention When: Nov. 13-16 Where: Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane, Wash. What: Register here It hardly seems possible, but once again, the annual Tri-State Grain Growers Convention is almost here. This year’s gathering will be held at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Wash., Nov. 13-16. As in years past, ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0929: Washington damp and delayed

From NASS There were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 4.9 days suitable the previous week. Western Washington had cold, wet weather for the week. Soil moisture recovered from the summer drought. Work conditions were wet, and field work slowed down. Pastures rebounded and grass was supple. Alfalfa was about knee-high. Some areas received six ... Read More »

Winter wheat production in Northwest region

From NASS  Winter wheat  Washington planted 1.75 million acres of winter wheat in 2019, up 50,000 acres from 2018. Harvested area, at 1.70 million acres, is up 50,000 acres from 2018. Winter wheat production in Washington is 119 million bushels, down 5 percent from last year with yield estimated at 70.0 bushels per acre, down 6.0 bushels per acre from ... Read More »

Wheat ambassador program accepting applications

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) is now accepting applications for the Wheat Ambassador Program. The program offers leadership and advocacy opportunities within the wheat industry and is open to children of WAWG members who are entering their senior year of high school. Any assistance in encouraging eligible students to apply would be greatly appreciated! Program information can be ... Read More »