Harvest is a Hopping Mad Time in the PNW
Fall is a heavy harvest season for many crops, and a heavy top wire is being harvested for hops as well.
Alfalfa’s Success Based on First Year Strategies
Why is the reported average yield of alfalfa for US farms well below the potential of what growers could actually produce?
Idaho Finds a Scummy Pest in the Snake
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture confirmed yesterday the presence of quagga mussel larvae in the Centennial Waterfront Park area of the Snake River.
PNW Canola Harvest in a Tough Spot
Amidst the amber waves of wheat changing to stubble, green corn leaves to brown, and the fields of potatoes and onions pulled from the ground, the golden crop of canola has changed to stems and is prepared for harvest as well.
ACRES of Support for Forest Fuel Reduction
Congressman Tom Tiffany’s (WI-07) bill, H.R. 1567, the Accurately Counting Risk Elimination Solutions (ACRES) Act, passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives almost unanimously.
Investments to Save Endangered Species
The Department of the Interior today announced more than $40.6 million in grants through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to 10 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands to support land acquisition and conservation planning projects on over 7,200 acres of habitat for 65 listed and at-risk species through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund.
State Departments of Agriculture Push Fresh Policy
At the 2023 National Association of State Departments of Agriculture annual meeting, NASDA members adopted policy to protect farmers’ right to farm, fixing federal disaster relief, advocate for clear labeling on cell-based meat products, and agriculture apprenticeship programs.
Farm Bill Simplified: Global Food Aid
The Senate Ag Committee released another helpful piece on the Farm Bill entitled "Farm Bill 101: Global Food Aid."
Wheat Growers Get to the Point in D.C.
The National Association of Wheat Growers completed the second part of its 2023 summer Farm Bill fly-ins.
A Tree on Every Block: Growing the Urban Forest
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is awarding more than $1 billion in competitive grants to plant and maintain trees, combat extreme heat and climate change, and improve access to nature in cities, towns, and suburbs where more than 84% of Americans live, work, and play.