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Grower organizations make difficult decision to cancel 2020 convention

Due to the uncertain timeframes of current group restrictions and financial implications of delaying a decision, the small grain grower associations of Idaho, Oregon and Washington regret to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention. The event was originally scheduled for December 1-4, 2020 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. The Tri-State Grain Growers Convention has become a ... Read More »

Production, policy, politics: Perspectives for the PNW

By Trista Crossley One of the break-out sessions at the 2019 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention last month took a look at what’s happening on the policy front at the national level. Presented by Chandler Goule, CEO of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), and Josh Tonsager, NAWG vice president of policy and communications, the presentation covered NAWG’s role; production ... Read More »

WAWG does business, honors members at 2019 convention

For Washington wheat growers, the 2019 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention was back on their home turf, taking place last month in Spokane at the Davenport Grand Hotel. Approximately 500 growers, agency representatives and industry supporters gathered to hear top notch speakers; establish guidance on industry concerns; and learn the latest on herbicide resistance, 2018 Farm Bill programs and other topics ... 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 »

Convention slideshow, presidents’ video online

One of the highlights of each year’s convention are the slideshows playing on the big screens before meals. Here’s the slideshow from the Washington Awards Banquet, and here’s a video of the three state association presidents welcoming convention attendees. Read More »

2018 convention wraps up another successful year

Nearly everything came up smelling like roses at last month’s 2018 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention in Portland, Ore., where approximately 300 growers, stakeholders and industry representatives gathered to hear the latest updates on issues and socialize. “This year’s convention was a great success,” said Michelle Hennings, executive director of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG). “Our speakers really focused ... Read More »