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A little bit of normalcy heading into 2022

By Michelle Hennings Executive Director, Washington Association of Wheat Growers The last six months have been interesting here at the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG). I feel like a little bit of normalcy is starting to set in as we’ve been having some in-person meetings, which has been quite refreshing. I think this will be our new normal, both ... Read More »

Economist: High wheat prices unlikely to last

From the Capital Press With export demand down, this year’s high wheat prices may not last, a market analyst says. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

2021 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention wraps up

The wheat organizations of Idaho, Oregon and Washington want to thank everybody who made the 2021 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention possible. Join us next year Congratulations to Alex McGregor, Washington Association of Wheat Growers Member of the Year. Alex couldn’t attend convention, but he send in a video accepting the award. Columbia County was named Washington Association of Wheat Growers ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/28: More rainfall occurred throughout Washington

From NASS There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork, up from 4.5 days the previous week. Statewide temperatures were above normal. In San Juan County, cooler temperatures set in throughout the area. Some flooding overloaded the area and even kept agricultural activity from happening. Livestock was on stockpiled feed. In Yakima County, consistent rain was received throughout the area. Temperatures ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/21: Weather not favorable for farming in Washington

From NASS  There were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork, down from 4.6 the previous week. In San Juan County, cooler temperatures set in throughout the area. Ponds were nearly full as winter conditions settled on the area. In Snohomish County, saturated soils prevented any fieldwork beyond vegetable harvest from being done. Some fields were flooded, which kept agricultural activity from ... Read More »

Western Innovator: Agricultural lime pays off

From the Capital Press Roughly 90% of the soil in the Pacific Northwest does not have an  optimum pH level, longtime Washington State University researcher Paul Carter says. Yields might be going up, he said, but not at the same rate they would with healthier soil. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Crop progress report 11/14: Heavy rainfall and flooding throughout Washington

From NASS There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork, down from 5.6 the previous week. Statewide temperatures were above normal. In San Juan County, cooler temperatures set in throughout the area. Wet conditions kept winter crops from being planted. Leaves mostly fell on perennial tree and berry crops. In Snohomish County, soils were saturated from rain, and flooding showed up ... Read More »

Supply chain snarls will hinder availability of crop inputs

From the Capital Press As producers plan for the next growing season, chaos in the supply chain has them concerned about the cost and availability of crop inputs. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Meet our 2021/22 Washington Wheat Ambassadors

Two high school seniors have been selected to represent Washington wheat farmers and will serve as the Washington Wheat Ambassadors for the upcoming year. Tate Nonnemacher and Cadence Zellmer, both of Davenport, were selected after an initial written application process that included submitting a short introductory video. Nonnemacher and Zellmer will each be giving a speech at the upcoming Washington ... Read More »