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Coronavirus concerns have led to "unprecedented" demand for flour in grocery stores. Tim O'Connor, president of the Wheat Foods Council, said some larger milling companies are adjusting produc…

Few effects are expected for wheat farmers in the wake of coronavirus concerns and restrictions. The Washington Grain Commission has postponed some trade team visits and travel.

SPOKANE — The wheat market will be full of uncertainties for the foreseeable future, a Washington Grain Commission board member says.

Eastern Idaho grain grower Dwight Little Sr. got a surprise at this year's Larry Branen Ag Summit — he received a Governor’s Award for Excellence in Agriculture.

Congress must move forward on several bills critical to wheat farmers before the general election later this year, the head of the National Association of Wheat Growers says.

The Grain Shed co-op in Spokane has begun canning its Purple Egyptian Barley beer for distribution. Brewer-owner Teddy Benson said the two-year-old cooperative plans to can all of its landrace…

Dryland wheat farmers in northeast Oregon should be on the lookout for stripe rust after the fungal disease was found in a small trial plot at Oregon State University's Columbia Basin Agricult…


A new map from Washington State University shows where herbicide resistance is developing in weeds. Weed scientist Ian Burke hopes to get more samples from farmers from underrepresented counties.

United Grain Corp. is expanding its reach into the Treasure Valley with the purchase of two grain storage and shipping facilities in Ontario, Ore. and Notus, Idaho.

Fairfield wheat grower Marci Green, a past president for the Washington Association of Wheat Growers and current QQQQ for the National Association of Wheat Growers, received the Excellence in …

Western Idaho Ag Expo participants cite trade-pact progress, some higher commodity prices, promising water supplies. Efficiency remains key.

If China sticks to the terms it's laying out in its new agreement with the U.S., it could automatically become the third largest import market for wheat farmers worldwide.


Tri-Cities residents in Washington share their thoughts on the four dams in the Lower Snake River for a study by Gov. Jay Inslee's office.

2020 will be a "severe epidemic" year for stripe rust, based on current crop and weather conditions, says USDA Agricultural Research Service plant pathologist Xianming Chen. Farmers planting s…

The National Association of Wheat Growers has sold its building in Washington, D.C., and will move to new offices Jan. 4.


In an effort to establish a new market for grain grown in their region, six farmers formed a cooperative Friday, intending to distribute it by rail from the Port of Chehalis in Lewis County, Wash.

A change in agricultural property tax law proposed by the Washington Association of County Officials would jeopardize farming, a Klickitat County farmer says.


Amanda Hoey will begin work as CEO of the Oregon Wheat Commission and Oregon Wheat Growers League beginning Jan. 2.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement Tuesday that negotiations on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement have been completed was welcomed by farmers.

Daniela Carrijo, a postdoctoral student and agronomist with Barley World — the barley breeding program at OSU — provided an update of research projects Dec. 5 at the 46th annual Hermiston Farm…


The winners of the National Wheat Foundation’s annual yield contest credit good weather and nutrients remaining from the previous crops for their successes.

SPOKANE — Farmers should consider whether they have more risk on prices or yields when deciding to enroll in a national crop insurance program, a small grains economist says.

Washington farmers are expected to plant more acres of spring club wheat next year to take advantage of a nearly $2 a bushel premium for the subclass.

SPOKANE — If farmers continue their usual patterns of herbicide use, they'll increase the number of resistant weeds in their fields and burn through the remaining effective chemistries, Northw…

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