Stories tagged: wheat
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.
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago An editorial writer mourned the passing of Col. E.H. Morrison, of Fairfield, an extraordinary man and “talented personality.”
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014
Five grain cooperatives in Central and Eastern Washington will build a major rail loading facility on the West Plains to ship wheat on BNSF Railway lines. The $26.4 million project …
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
When Bill Myers began selling wheat berries at the Moscow and Pullman farmers markets in zip-top bags, people weren’t quite sure what to make of his product. “They would look …
Mon., May 26, 2014
I’m quite a dinosaur. I get some of my news the old-fashioned way from print newspapers, and I still pay my bills with paper checks sent through the mail. But …
Wed., Sept. 11, 2013
With Congress eyeing the prospect of military involvement in Syria and another impending debt standoff, the likelihood of federal farm and nutritional support legislation passing this month is dwindling by …