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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…

Grain growers in North Dakota have withdrawn from the National Association of Wheat Growers, citing a decline in support for issues specifically affecting their state.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…

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.

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.


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 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.

Grains are stated in dollars per bushel or hundredweight (cwt.) except feed grains traded in dollars per ton. National grain report bids are for rail delivery unless truck indicated.

PORTLAND — Ambassador Gregg Doud arrived in Portland around midnight Nov. 17 after an exhausting 25-hour flight from Morocco in North Africa, where U.S. trade officials spent last week working…

PORTLAND — Limagrain Cereal Seeds, an international agricultural cooperative and fourth-largest seed company in the world, will launch a new line of wheat varieties developed in partnership wi…

Ten more invasive plants may be banished from Washington as threats to agriculture, forests and wetlands by the state Department of Agriculture

The Idaho Barley Commission at its Oct. 25 board meeting in Rupert presented Gongshe Hu with the 2018 Idaho Barley Service Award. He is a barley breeder with the USDA Agricultural Research Ser…

While you’re finding out from the Idaho Crop Improvement Association if the seed you’re about to plant is up to par, you just might hear something about garbanzo beans moving south or even get…