Leif hails from the Western Dakotas where he grew up farming and ranching, raising cattle and sheep, and growing dry-land wheat. He started his radio career in high school at the local radio station in Lemmon, SD, and attended Minot State University in Minot, ND, getting his degree in Broadcast Production. Leif has been an agriculture broadcaster for five years with two other entities before arriving at the PNW Ag Network.
Newhouse to Appear at Bear Listening Session
A proposal to introduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades is bringing listening sessions to Okanogan County, Washington.
PNW Wheat Farmers Lead in National Wheat Yield Contest
Farmers across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho proved their fields of gold are gold medal worthy in three of the four National Wheat Yield Contest categories.
Dairy Grant Award will Help PNW and West Coast
Opportunities continue to arise for dairy producers in the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Coast.
U.S. Fertilizer Expansion and Duty Issues: Investment in Oregon
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking at expansion for fertilizer while agriculture groups also call for reevaluation on fertilizer duties.
Idaho’s Quick Response to Quagga Mussels in the Snake
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) was quick to action when it was discovered quagga mussels in the Snake River back in mid-September.
Legislation Introduced to Align Organic Ag with Industry
The organic agriculture sector has been a growing segment for over 100 years but was really spurred in the 1990s. Now, Washington's Congressman from the 4th District, Dan Newhouse, has introduced legislation to help continue building on the organic agriculture front.
Sharing Our Angus Genes with the World
A collaboration of Angus producing nations recently released a new tool for cattle producers to use in international commerce involving the breed.
Washington Commerce Program Funds More Ag Waste Projects
Agriculture waste may not be pleasant but some entities have found a purpose and are being rewarded for their ideas.
Legislation to Expand Small and Mid-Sized Meat Packers
With few options locally or regionally for many livestock producers, legislation was introduced in Washington D.C. to help expand the available meat processing resources.
Wenatchee: The Washington Weed Meeting Hub
The 73rd Annual meeting of the Washington State Weed Conference will be held at the Wenatchee Convention Center, November 1st through the 3rd.