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PNW Canola Harvest in a Tough Spot
PNW Canola Harvest in a Tough Spot
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.
NW Hop Stocks Drop
NW Hop Stocks Drop
NW Hop Stocks Drop
According to NASS, Hop Stocks across the Pacific Northwest fell 4% from 2022’s numbers.  The inventory of hops held by growers, dealers, and brewers on March 1st, totaled 186 million pounds, off from the 193 million pounds reported last year.   That’s...
Idaho Wheat Farmers Facing A Mixed Bag This Season
Idaho Wheat Farmers Facing A Mixed Bag This Season
Idaho Wheat Farmers Facing A Mixed Bag This Season
There’s reason for optimism, and reason for concern, as wheat farmers across Idaho prepare for another growing season.  Britany Hurst Marchant, Executive Director of the Idaho Wheat Commission said on the positive side, the Gem state has received a lot of snow this water year.   “Our s...
National Wheat Organizations Disappointed in Railroad Merger
National Wheat Organizations Disappointed in Railroad Merger
National Wheat Organizations Disappointed in Railroad Merger
U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers are disappointed that the Surface Transportation Board approved the merger of the Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern Railroad.  The organizations believe the STB has given a green light to rail consolidation without regard for the consequences on agricultural shippers from a lack of competition in the U.S. rail s...
Winter Wheat Conditions Not Good In Central Plains
Winter Wheat Conditions Not Good In Central Plains
Winter Wheat Conditions Not Good In Central Plains
When it comes to the condition of the winter wheat crop, there’s very little to report in the Northwest.  However, nationally, we’re seeing numbers come from the southern and central plains.   “It really highlights just how much stress there is on this 2022-2023 winter wheat crop," said USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey.   And when it comes ...

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