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Policy Change May Boost Wheat Exports

A change in Japanese wheat trade policy could double the exports of Pacific Northwest club wheat, the Washington Wheat Commission predicts. Little known outside of Washington, club wheat is blended …


Ag Project Could Get Roots Pulled Crumbling Support Means Few Fans In Legislature

Mary Fauci prepares a soil sample for an organic matter analysis at the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture. Photo by Bob Bain/Special to the Spokesman-Review.


Apple Shipments To Japan Halted

An apple packer said Friday his company has stopped shipping apples to Japan until it learns how a fungicide got on two apples tested in a random sample by a …


Summer Plague Relief Available

Small business owners who suffered losses attributed to a drought and grasshopper plague south of Spokane may be eligible for up to $1.5 million in federal lowinterest loans. The U.S. …


Expo Highlights

For some people, the annual Pacific Northwest Ag Expo and Farm Forum is an opportunity time to catch the latest predictions on weather and crop conditions. For others, it’s a …


Farmers Should Learn To Become Self-Reliant Again

Why should taxpayers subsidize farmers when they do not subsidize small businesses? A fair question? Or is it cold and unfeeling toward those who till the land sunup to sundown …