Author Archives: Trista Crossly

Legislative update 02/19: Cut-off deadlines winnowing out bills

By Diana Carlen WAWG Lobbyist Yesterday marked the 37th day of the 60-day session. This past week saw the passing of the second cut-off of the 2020 Legislative Session. Cut-off dates play a crucial role in the legislative process as any bill that has not made it out of a policy and fiscal committee is considered dead and no longer ... Read More »

Klickitat county farmer joins WAWG state board

Mitchell Powers is the newest member of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) state board. He is the sixth generation on his family’s dryland wheat farm and cattle ranch near Bickleton in Klickitat County. Powers graduated from Washington State University with a degree in ag technology management. He returned to the farm shortly after graduation, something he wasn’t originally ... Read More »

NAWG voices concerns about president’s 2021 budget proposal

From the National Association of Wheat Growers Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought released the President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget of the United States Government. In response, National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) president and Lavon, Texas, wheat farmer Ben Scholz issued the following: “While NAWG continues to review the budget proposal in ... Read More »

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 »