Meat Inspection Program Being Discussed During Special Session In Salem

As Oregon lawmakers gather in a special legislative session to address the impact the coronavirus has had on the state’s economy and resources, one piece of legislation being discussed could help the Oregon cattle industry in the long run. Jerome Rosa, Executive Director of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association said lawmakers are discussing a return of […]

How Has Coronavirus Impacted Local Cherry Industry?

The impact the coronavirus has had on the Ag industry has varied from commodity to commodity. When looking at the Northwest cherry industry, B.J. Thurlby, President of Northwest Cherry Growers said the virus did not have an impact on labor availability to start the season. But, that does not mean growers and packing sheds did […]

Newhouse Supports Taking A New Look At Farm To Food Bank Route

Last week, Georgia senator Kelly Loffler introduction legislation that would create a new office at the USDA to connect food banks with Farmers. The proposal would create a Domestic Ag Supply Chain Administrators to act as a liaison between food banks, grocers and nonprofit food distributors with farmers. The hope is to remove the confusion […]

Washington Farm Bureau 2020 Legislator of the Year Awards Announced

Earlier this week, the Washington Farm Bureau announced that Aberdeen Representative Brian Blake (D) and Yakima-area Senator Curtis King (R) will receive the 2020 Legislator of the Year awards. The Farm Bureau said the two were selected for their leadership and exceptional dedication to working on key issues important to agriculture. As the chair of […]

Oregon Farm Bureau Announces Scholarship Winners For 20-21 School Year

On Thursday, the Oregon Farm Bureau announced winners of a variety of scholarships for the upcoming school year. The scholarships were made possible by the Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship Program. This year, OFB says 17 scholarships were awarded for resulting in $24,000 going to students statewide. “We appreciate the contributions of our donors and […]

4th Confirmed Wolf Depredation In Wedge Pack Territory

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was called out to another wolf depredation on private pastureland in Stevens County last week. An 800-pound calf was found with bite wounds and lacerations on Wednesday June 17th. Investigators say this was the 4th depredation since May 11th to occur in the Wedge pack territory. WDFW investigators […]

North Idaho Stop Scheduled On Canola Tour

The PNWCA Canola Tour will swing through Craigmont, ID on Tuesday. The 9 a.m. event starts with the University of Idaho’s winter canola variety trials on Rigger’s farm just southeast of town. From there, the tour moves to the Zenner farm northwest of Craigmont. Each stop will include comments from the grower and brief presenations […]

Farm Groups Support Carbon Market Bill

Farm groups offered their support this week for a climate bill that would give farmers access to carbon offset markets during a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Wednesday. The Growing Climate Solutions Act would create a certification program at the Department of Agriculture to help solve technical barriers to participation in carbon credit markets for farmers […]