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Monsanto to modify wheat

Monsanto Co. is moving back into the business of developing genetically modified wheat, a development that the Washington Grain Alliance says will help keep wheat competitive with other food crops. …


Unexpected rain good for Palouse farmers

Wheat farmers in the Palouse are delighted by some unexpected rain.


Wheat growers concerned about Iranian market

Regional wheat farmers hope the political unrest roiling Iran won’t disrupt a business breakthrough that during the past year resulted in the first grain sales into the country in nearly …


Price rise too late for some Palouse wheat growers

The price for soft white wheat is nearly $6 per bushel at Portland after months in the $4 to $5 range. Pacific Northwest Farmers Co-op CEO Sam White told the …


Growing pangs

SPANGLE – Wheat prices are in a free-fall. Last year’s crop was a billion-dollar boon to the region’s bottom line. This year’s harvest will fall far short of that measure …


Early wheat optimism rings hollow

REARDAN – Wheat farmers are becoming anxious as much of this year’s crop stands uncut in the rolling fields of Eastern Washington. The harvest is running about two weeks behind …


Early July freeze tempers wheat farmers’ optimism

COLFAX – Winds that fanned wildfires in Spokane two weeks ago delivered a cold slap to farmers. Temperatures the night of July 10 dipped into the mid-20s and nipped spring …


Vote Scheduled For Grain Co-Op Merger

More than 700 farmers west of Spokane this weekend will decide whether to merge 65-year-old Washtucna Grain Growers Co. into Ritzville Warehouse Co., one of the state’s largest grain cooperatives. …