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.
Succeeds Pella on four-member panel
Malters work to reduce stored inventory
USDA investigators last week identified a second GMO wheat variety from samples found in a fallow farm field in Washington state.
Wheat harvest time has arrived, and farmers across much of the Pacific Northwest are beginning to get their equipment into the fields.
Night tracking via GPS, special fencing show promise
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican senators along the northern U.S. border are asking officials to address grain in the trade deal with Canada and Mexico.
Limagrain Cereal Seeds is looking to test a new winter malting barley to see how it performs in the Pacific Northwest.
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.
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.
A Pacific Northwest farmer-owned flour company hopes to increase its domestic business and build an export market using Washington State University’s soft white spring wheat variety Ryan.
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.
The timing of the rain helped the dryland wheat.
BEND, Ore. — Breweries in Central Oregon generate a surfeit of barley mash, which is a highly appetizing feed source for local cows.
Idaho's Little serving as past president
USDA has confirmed the presence of Monsanto’s MON 71800 variety in the genetically modified volunteer wheat plants recently discovered in Eastern Washington.
LIND, Wash. — Weed researcher Ian Burke has been named Washington State University’s R. James Cook Endowed Chair in Wheat Research.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife may have a pronghorn antelope management plan ready for public review by late fall or winter. Ranchers are wary of over population affecting fenc…
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed that soft white wheat was harvested last year in the Washington state field where genetically modified wheat plants were found thi…
Irrigation districts and individual farmers who get water directly from rivers and are junior water right holders are planning for less water this summer. It shouldn’t be as bad as the drought…
Last year, Cascadia Grains Conference organizers held a pilot program to gauge interest in a conference in Eastern Washington and Idaho.
The top executive of the Oregon wheat industry has announced his plans to retire next year.
National wheat organizations say they are “shocked and dismayed” by President Donald Trump’s plan to impose a 5% tariff on all Mexican goods imported by the U.S.
A $5.7 million federal grant will help rehabilitate an aging rail line used by farmers in Eastern Washington.
The Washington Grain Commission has developed a "strong budget" for its priorities — marketing, research and education — its leaders say.
SPOKANE — Farmers will continue to receive reliable, unbiased data from Washington State University's cereal variety testing program, its new leader promises.
Cite barley's price tie to wheat
SPOKANE — Breeders from Syngenta, WestBred Bayer, Limagrain and Washington State University recently met to discuss ways to further assure the high quality of new wheat varieties before they’r…
When President Donald Trump announced higher tariffs on Chinese imports last week, it cost an Indiana farmer $50,000.
Grain growers in North Dakota have withdrawn from the National Association of Wheat Growers, citing a decline in support for issues specifically affecting their state.
Herbicide resistance and seed emergence will be among the many traits farmers think about when they look over new wheat varieties during Washington State University’s upcoming crop tour season.
OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Friday loosening restrictions on growing and processing hemp, though farmers still will need to buy a license from the state and submit harve…
D.C. trip, other opportunities, get young producers involved
A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel has found that China administered its tariff-rate quotas for wheat, corn and rice inconsistently with its WTO commitments.
Wheat industry representatives say they hope new trade talks between the U.S. and Japan will lead to an agreement that will restore certainty to a critical market for their crop.
Midwest farmers have used more H-2A-visa foreign guestworkers in recent years, but one contract harvester in Kansas dropped the program because of its increasing wages.
Growers should compare the value of what wheat straw does for their fields with the price they could sell it for, a USDA soil scientist says.
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Blue tomatoes! Mild habanero peppers! Never heard of such things? That’s the point, says Washington State University Extension agricultural specialist Justin O’Dea. They’re …
The wheat flour industry hopes to increase domestic demand by raising money for marketing and research through a flour checkoff for U.S. millers and bakers.
The Florida commissioner of agricultures says the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement doesn’t correct unfair seasonal produce exports by Mexico that are allowed under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
This year U.S. Wheat Associates will receive $10.6 million from USDA’s Market Access Program and Foreign Market Development Program under the new Farm Bill.
A new agreement between the U.S. and Brazil means U.S. wheat farmers will compete on a level playing field to sell their crop to that South American nation.
A Walla Walla, Wash., malting company has received a new industry accolade.
Two federally mandated changes in falling number tests will mean more consistency when technicians check wheat samples for starch damage, Washington state’s grain inspection manager says.
Study found that China paid $10 a bushel for wheat.
A new variety of wheat that would be safe for celiac patients to eat is under development, but researchers say years of testing remain before it could be commercially available.
Routine Columbia-Snake lock closures set for March 2 for annual maintenance.
SPOKANE — Soft white wheat, primarily grown in the Pacific Northwest, is the "least ugly dog in an ugly dog contest," a market expert says.
Farmers will be able to plant Oregon State University’s new malting barley variety Thunder next fall.
SPOKANE — A longtime grain industry champion and FFA students who are working to spread the word about agriculture to their classmates received were honored during the Spokane Ag Expo.
SPOKANE — Grain prices are likely to be a little higher this year, but not enough to offset higher input costs, an expert says.
When Jerry Robinson started at the Washington Crop Improvement Association 14 years ago, there were about 80 seed varieties in inventory.
The National Wheat Foundation is now accepting entries for the 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest.