Pacific Northwest Ag Network
OR & WA Bureau of Land Management Needs Advisory Nominations
The Bureau of Land Management announced that it is seeking public nominations for six advisory councils in Oregon and Washington.
Beetle Survey Feedback for WA State Department of Ag
The Japanese beetle made an appearance in Washington again this year and that prompts what comes next in the state eradication program.
New Funding for Food Assistance and Market Opportunities for Wheat
U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers are pleased that U.S. wheat growers now have the opportunity to increase global food assistance and expand export market access under new USDA funding programs announced Oct. 24, 2023.
Union County Oregon Flock Catches Bird Flu
On October 19, 2023, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) confirmed the first detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial flock in Union County.
Investing in the Forest Product Economy and Jobs
The Biden-Harris Administration announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is making nearly $50 million in grant funding available for proposals that support crucial links between resilient, healthy forests, strong rural economies and jobs in the forestry sector.
Global Dairy Leaders Gather at World Dairy Summit
Concluding the first International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit held in the United States in 30 years, more than 1,240 dairy leaders from 55 countries celebrated IDF’s 120th anniversary and highlighted dairy’s innovations, market opportunities and contributions to global sustainability, food security and more.
University of Idaho Cryogenically Preserving Seed Potatoes
The University of Idaho’s Seed Potato Germplasm Program is training staff to operate a new cryopreservation unit in which liquid nitrogen vapor will freeze seed potato tissue for long-term storage at negative 320 degrees.
EOU Minute: The College and Community Collaborate for Arts Fest in June
Professor of Theatre Arts, Heater Tomlinson delves into details of this year's Arts Fest in La Grande.
EOU Minute: How is the Early College Initiative Preparing High School Students for Success
Kathleen Brown, Associate Director of ECI explains the goal is to have students earn college credits for core courses before their high school graduation.
New Report Links National Security and Global Hunger
Global hunger and malnutrition pose significant threats to U.S. national security, according to a new report commissioned by Farm Journal Foundation. The report, authored by researchers from Texas A&M University, examines how global food insecurity is linked to numerous geopolitical risks. Increasing i...