Stories tagged: wheat
Tue., May 16, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Religious beliefs involving the use of pesticides are part of a dispute over noxious weeds on a 2,000-acre organic farm in Oregon that has attracted the attention of organic food …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Tumbleweeds are a common sight across Eastern Oregon, rolling over the vast landscape like something out of an Old West movie.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Eastern Idaho farmers are hoping for a hot and dry spell after cold rain delayed much of their spring planting schedules.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
At a roundtable held this week in Colfax, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives hinted there may be renewed efforts to split crop support from food assistance for …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
As snow melted away in the first glimmers of spring sunshine, wheat farmers in southeastern Washington were surprised to find their crops damaged by an unusual culprit: pink snow mold.
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 11:36 p.m.
Farmers are facing a belt-tightening year as wheat prices slip below the break-even mark, signaling the third consecutive year of financial hardship.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
One of Mexico’s largest business groups is working on a bargaining chip ahead of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement: finding alternatives to the U.S. for grain …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Just a year after Russia won the title of the world’s largest wheat supplier, it’s already in danger of losing it.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
The era of excess in agriculture is squeezing traders dry. Years of bumper grain harvests, coupled with low prices and diminished volatility in many markets, are making it tougher for …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
The Port of Longview is the busiest it’s been in at least 30 years. The Daily News of Longview says the port announced Wednesday that 8.3 million tons of cargo …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
Washington business and trade groups characterized President Donald Trump’s move Monday to back off from a proposed trade pact among Asia-Pacific nations as a setback for the state’s economy.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Members of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers will meet with more than 50 legislators and agency heads from both sides of the aisle. The wheat growers will meet with …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, noon
In a world overloaded with wheat, Egypt is bolstering its haggling power. The top importer bought 235,000 metric tons of wheat in a tender Thursday and managed to pay an …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 6:15 a.m.
Trade experts warn that Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric foreshadows a trade war with China and a scrapping of hard-won tariff reductions. Washington state farmers, who would be among the casualties …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Perennial Kernza, a new breed of wheat, combines “kern” from kernel and “za” from Konza, the Native American word from which Kansas was derived.
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 7:15 p.m.
There are finally some signs of life in the wheat market.
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
The federal government will pay about $95 million to 26,500 Washington farms to help offset the lowest crop prices in 10 years.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Local growers face unusual weather that’s damaging the crop and a major a global surplus that’s dragging down prices.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 11:49 a.m.
“Corn sweat” made big news in late July as the Midwest baked and wilted in heat and humidity. Television reporters standing waist-deep among cornstalks explained how millions of crop acres …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago More than 100 volunteers were searching for Abner G. Kerns, a former Idaho state senator and prominent Wallace attorney.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Though Montana’s wheat farmers are reporting a large harvest this year, the producers aren’t reaping many profits, due to low prices.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Federal authorities say genetically modified wheat that’s banned for sale or production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state.
Fri., April 15, 2016, 6 a.m.
From our archives, 100 years ago The war against crickets was renewed for a second straight year in Ephrata and Wilson Creek. “Huge armies” of crickets were heading toward wheat …
Fri., Sept. 11, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Sister Bilkiss, aka Flora M. Bilkiss, Spokane’s most famous street evangelist, was arrested on a grand larceny warrant.
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
STEPTOE, Wash. – Combines crawling across the hills of the Palouse, threshing the nation’s largest wheat crop, signal an annual end to summer in southeastern Washington. But if you plan …
Sun., Aug. 2, 2015
LAMONT, Wash. – The farmers surrounding this small Whitman County town all know each other. They went to school together, played on the same football team and rode the same …
Mon., July 20, 2015, 1:28 p.m.
Intense drought conditions have shrunk the kernels and disrupted the proteins of winter wheat crops in Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the region that produces a fifth of the U.S. …
Tue., March 10, 2015
PALOUSE, Wash. – It’s late February on Ben Barstow’s farm just west of town. But when he stoops to examine the tiny sprouts of winter wheat emerging from his fields, …
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
Bigger digs for the Spokane Ag Expo this year means more room for a variety of technological innovations. “It’s not just about the tractors,” said David Dobbins, president of the …
Wed., Jan. 7, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago The city still was shaken by several serious sledding accidents, including one death, so authorities announced a further safety step: supervised sledding hills.