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SPOKANE — Passage of the USMCA trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico may be getting closer, says the head of the U.S. wheat industry's overseas marketing arm.

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service will re-survey farmers who had unharvested small grains in time for the agency’s crop report in November.

China’s first major purchase of U.S. wheat since the trade war broke out has farmers hopeful the door to more exports to that Asian nation is opening.

A Seattle distillery is funding a new fellowship at Washington State University's Bread Lab in Mount Vernon to study barley varieties most suitable for making whiskey.

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U.S. farmers are cheering a new trade deal with Japan that they say will put them on equal footing with overseas competitors.

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday announced major progress on a new trade agreement between the two countries.

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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday announced major progress on a new trade agreement between the two countries.

Blake Rowe, 63, announced earlier this year he plans to retire from the Oregon Wheat Commission and Oregon Wheat Growers League. The organizations announced Sept. 19 they are searching for a r…

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is advertising for a key researcher to help farmers address a starch problem that can develop in wheat, costing millions of dollars in lower prices.

A Washington State University agricultural weather service is reorganizing staff and expanding weather stations following a vacanies in staffing.

COLFAX, Wash. — The first time Bill Myers  celebrated the special barley variety he grows, it drew 20 people, including the crew.


Corn and wheat prices fell Aug. 12 after the USDA went against expectations and predicted supplies would increase, market watchers said.


SPOKANE — More work needs to be done to determine the cost and impact on the region’s power grid in the next 30 to 50 years if four dams on the Snake River are removed, experts say.

An alternate method for seeding annual ryegrass as a cover crop is drawing interest among Iowa corn growers and could reap dividends for the Oregon grass seed industry.

USDA announced another $100 million in Agricultural Trade Promotion funding on top of $200 million awarded last January as part of the administration’s tariff relief for agriculture.

More hard red winter and soft red winter wheat grown in the Midwest will be used for livestock feed as their prices become competitive with corn prices.

Wheat harvest time has arrived, and farmers across much of the Pacific Northwest are beginning to get their equipment into the fields.


An irrigation district serving farmland and residents in Kennewick and Richland, Wash., says the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is threatening its water supply. The bureau says it is working with …

PULLMAN, Wash. — A lot of bread has moved through the USDA’s Western Wheat Quality Lab in the last three decades, and food technologist Doug Engle has personally handled all of it.

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Call them crop dusters or aerial applicators. By any name, they help America's farmers grow bountiful crops.

Allocations for junior water right holders on the Yakima River dropped another 5% to 67% of full entitlement which will cause losses in apples and other crops.

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation has donated $100,000 to the University of Idaho and Montana State University for research aimed at helping barley farmers use less water and increase profitability.