The Washington Grain Commission has developed a "strong budget" for its priorities — marketing, research and education — its leaders say.
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…
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A fifth farmer has pleaded guilty to his role in an organic grain fraud scheme that involved at least $140 million in sales of grain.
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Grain growers in North Dakota have withdrawn from the National Association of Wheat Growers, citing a decline in support for issues specifically affecting their state.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.
Four new varieties have been added to the American Malting Barley Association’s list of recommendations for 2019.
PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington Grain Commission board has two new members.
SPOKANE — Buyers from overseas sometimes stop in to Glen Squires’ office to talk about the progress of the crop that’s critical to their business: wheat.
U.S. wheat prices are lower than those of competing countries, but experts say it's still a tough export market.
A seminar will help farmers with low pH in their soils in February.
A Washington farmer has won the annual wheat yield contest with more than 200 bushel per acre.
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.
SPOKANE — Two longtime Washington Grain Commissioners will depart the board at the end of the year.
SPOKANE — Kimberly Garland Campbell is the only club wheat breeder in the world.
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…
PORTLAND — With three times the fiber of oatmeal and a wide assortment of health benefits, barley has the potential to permanently change American food, says Bryce McKay with Highland Specialt…
Adding 10 orcas to Puget Sound over the next decade will require more fish habitat and possibly removing four Lower Snake River dams, according to a report released Nov. 16 by a governor’s tas…
ENDICOTT, Wash. — Author Richard Scheuerman is seeking stories about harvest traditions in the Pacific Northwest.
Jayne Bock may be just 10 days into her new job as technical director at the Portland-based Wheat Marketing Center, but she is already looking to build upon research to strengthen markets for …
Ten more invasive plants may be banished from Washington as threats to agriculture, forests and wetlands by the state Department of Agriculture
SPOKANE — Farmers of different backgrounds must work together to bolster support for future generations, a California grain farmer says.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Officials say farmers in Idaho and Washington saw above-average returns on wheat crop this year, but lentil prices are plunging.
Two high school students will represent wheat farmers as Washington Wheat Ambassadors for the upcoming year.
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…
BANGKOK (AP) — The Pacific rim trade pact abandoned by President Donald Trump will take effect at the year’s end after Australia became the sixth nation to ratify it.
University of Idaho Extension in December plans seminars covering the state’s agricultural market outlook.