Ag Groups Welcome NEPA Reforms

Agriculture groups welcome the announced changes by the Trump Administration to the National Environmental Policy Act. The White House says the final rule will modernize and accelerate environmental reviews under NEPA so infrastructure can be built in a timely, efficient, and affordable manner. President Donald Trump saidf, “By streamlining infrastructure approvals, we’ll further expand America’s […]

WFB: November’s Election Pivotal For Washington Ag

With less than 16 weeks before the 2020 general election, many across the country are focused on the Presidential election between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. But, farmers are being reminded there will be a lot more on the November ballot than just the selection of a Commander in Chief. Robyn Meenach […]

Wave Minute: Future Research Projects

The Washington state Wine Commission’s Melissa Hansen takes a look at research projects for fiscal year 2021. If you have a story idea for the Washington Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail

Farmers Market Minute: Local Means Your Neighbors

Amanda Argona says one of the best things about the Pullman Farmers Market is the opportunity to see friends and neighbors. If you have a story idea for the Washington Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail

Global Wheat Supply Lowered

When looking at the most recent WASDE report, what were some of the biggest changes when it came to the global wheat supply? “Basic story is that world production is down this month quite a bit relative to where we expected it to be last month and that reflects reductions in our expectations of production […]

WDFW Looking At What To Do With Wedge Pack

What is the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife going to do about the Wedge wolf pack in the northeast corner of the state? That question remains nearly a week after additional depredations were attributed to the pack. Last weekend, WDFW said seven more cattle were attacked on private pasture land; leaving all cows with […]

U.S./Canada Working Together On Animal Diseases

With USMCA on the books, one thing livestock producers will want to watch closely, the cooperation over keeping devastating animal diseases, like African Swine Fever, out of North America. “We are working toward trading agreements and relationships that are made easier by the fact that over our share agreement is in place,” said Lisa Rochette, […]

USDA Shows Food Prices Continue To Increase

According to the latest consumer price index, grocery store food prices contine to rise, increasing about a half a percent last month, and coming in about 5.5% higher than June a year ago. And even though by mid-June or so, US meat processing plants  were reportedly operating at pre-COVID-19 capacity. “We’re still seeing big increases […]

Soil Health Partnership Releases Cover Crop Planting Report

The Soil Health Partnership’s Cover Crop Planting Report shows that farmers are using diverse strategies to plant their cover crops. They’re also using a variety of plant species to help keep their soils healthier. The partnership is the flagship sustainability program of the National Corn Growers Association. They conducted a detailed survey on cover crops, […]