Judge Sides With WDFW On Pack Removal

Last week, a King County judge sided with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2019 decision to remove the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack. In August, WDFW decided to lethally remove the four final members for the Ferry County pack, after it was determined the OPT was responsible for 29 depredations over the previous […]

Ag World Preparing For 7th Classic In Moses Lake

It may be a few months later than normal, and it won’t look like events of the past, but the Ag World Golf Classic is preparing to hit the links in the coming weeks. The plan was to have two locations for the June golf tournament, one in Kennewick and a new second location in […]

Despite Challenging Start Things Looking Up For Northwest Hay Growers

After a slow start in many pockets across the Northwest, the 2020 hay season has picked up considerable steam. Andrew Eddie, Vice President of the Washington state Hay Growers Association, said cooler temperatures and rainy conditions this spring made for a challenging first cut for several operations, whether grass, Timothy or alfalfa. But he noted, […]

AFBF Hopeful Cattle Market Investigation Will Lead To Improved Markets

Last week, USDA released an update on its investigation of cattle markets. American Farm Bureau Federation Congressional Relations Director Scott Bennett said the report is looking at market price disparities. “In the report, USDA outlines exactly what has happened in the volatile cattle markets since the Holcomb fire in August of 2019, and the volatilities […]

Future Of Farming: FFA More Than The Next Step

Washington FFA Vice President Lauren Stubbs says her time in the La Crosse chapter taught her that FFA is so much more than “just the next step a farm kid takes”. If you have a story idea for the Washington Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail gvaagen@cherrycreekmedia.com

Ag Groups File Appeal on California’s Prop 12

Back in 2018, California voters passed Proposition 12, which is scheduled to go into effect on January 1st, 2022. But several Ag groups are looking to stop the law before it starts. A Protect the Harvest release says the bill increases regulations on the egg, pork, and veal producers both in the state of California […]

Perdue Addresses Farm Economy Concerns In Recorded Video Address

Last week, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue addressed farm broadcasters via a prerecorded video. During that short video, the USDA head addressed a wide range of topics, including what’s next when it comes to Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP funding. “I know you’re all curious about what the future of CFAP will look like. What […]

House Passes Ag Appropriations Bill Despite White House Opposition

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed a minibus of fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills, which included the agriculture bill. However, the Hagstrom Report says the White House is opposed to the overall bill and cited some specific provisions as the reason for its opposition. The final vote was 224-189. Seven Democrats, including House Ag […]