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Funding Fight Due For WSU Wheat Research Center Senators Want To Restore Budget Cuts Made By House

Congress may be headed for a fight over money for a wheat research center at Washington State University. The Senate wants to keep $426,000 for the center in an upcoming …

As Floods Recede, Veggie Prices Rise

Shopper Ona Boorman checks out some celery at Tidyman’s on North Addison in Spokane. Produce prices are up as a result of California flooding. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

U.S. Corn Shipped To North Korea

A shipment of 54,000 tons of U.S. corn is on its way to North Korea, news reports said Sunday. It would be first direct export of U.S. grain to the …

Farmers Hit Hard By California Flooding Damage From Week Of Heavy Rain Could Exceed $2 Billion

The Sacramento River flows through - and over - parts of Red Bluff. Photo by Associated Press

Nethercutt To Head Farm Bill Panel Task Force To Examine Changes To Agricultural Appropriations


Chilly Forecast Gives Farmers The Shivers `I’D Like To Throw A Blanket Over My Wheat Crop,’ Says Plaza, Wash., Farmer Bob Kjack

This is a farmer’s worst nightmare. With an Arctic express threatening the Inland Northwest, grain and fruit growers can only pray that $2 billion in winter crops aren’t wiped out …

A Bigger Bite The Export Of State Apples To Foreign Markets Is On A Record Pace

A Japanese woman examines a Washington-grown apple in a Tokyo supermarket. The first exports of American apples to Japan helped energize overall apple exports. Photo by Associated Press

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 …