Stories tagged: wheat
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
The crop that dominates Eastern Washington’s landscape has made most farmers happy as wheat harvest numbers are coming in as much as 50 percent higher than average yields, officials said …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
Just hours after votes were counted her closest election to date, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hosted a breakfast Wednesday featuring a powerful Republican from Texas and a score of …
Mon., July 30, 2018
Dog food containing potatoes, chickpeas, lentils and other legumes as main ingredients – often marketed as “grain-free” to appeal to health-conscious pet owners who are willing to pay a premium …
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Thursday she is concerned about the potential impact of President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs and his withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but …
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 6:15 p.m.
The congresswoman urged President Donald Trump to listen to the concerns raised by wheat farmers over the inclusion of their crop on a list of American agricultural products subject to …
UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 8:22 p.m.
China’s inclusion of U.S. wheat in its plans for retaliatory tariffs based on pledges by the Donald Trump administration has drawn concerns from the region’s wheat producers, who are already …
Sun., March 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
President Trump reaped a lot of support in farm country. Farm country might wonder if it’s reaping any from him.
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018
Washington’s wheat growers are pushing back on President Donald Trump’s budget proposal that once again proposes cuts to crop insurance programs.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
United States wheat exports could slow significantly because of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Although Idaho wheat production is down 9 percent from last year and 5 percent from the five-year average, growers and industry leaders are reporting excellent overall quality.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
Taiwan has once again agreed to purchase a large share of U.S. wheat over the next two years, with most of it coming from Idaho, North Dakota and Montana.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Most years, the Green family can harvest through the month of August with few interruptions. But this year’s harvest has been more sporadic. A protracted rainy season was followed by …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Officials in North Dakota have arranged for tons of donated hay for drought-impacted ranchers in the Dakotas and Montana. Now they need truckers to haul it.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Sitting in the cab of a John Deere tractor overlooking golden hills of wheat, Kuper Bracher waited patiently one morning last week and watched as a pair of combine harvesters …
Sun., July 16, 2017
From the ancient Egyptians to farm kids riding on Palouse tractors, the history of wheat spans our history.
Sun., July 16, 2017
The wheels of Bill Myers’ black Jeep flung dust into the air at each bend of the gravel road that winds through his 3,300 acres of hilly farmland northwest of …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
On a gray morning in the middle of June, more than 100 farmers, scientists and wheat industry leaders gathered at Washington State University’s Dryland Research Station, a cluster of fields …
Sun., July 9, 2017, 6 a.m.
The unsold wheat sitting inside Buzz Mattelin’s grain silos in Montana should offer some comfort to American noodle lovers. Benchmark wheat futures in Chicago have jumped more than 37 percent …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
A massive and intense heat dome has spread over the northern Plains and mountain West, sucking moisture out of the soil, and may persist for weeks. The scorching heat and …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
A wheat virus outbreak has reached epidemic levels and has been damaging fields and yields in the southern Nebraska Panhandle, authorities said.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Dry, hot weather from the U.S. to Europe is taking its toll on crops, and the U.S. government is forecasting global output will fall for the first time in five …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
An extreme drought in northeastern Montana is causing major problems for wheat farmers in the region.
Tue., May 30, 2017, 5 a.m.
Deep cuts to agriculture programs in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would have a devastating impact on U.S. wheat exports at a time when the country faces historic competition from …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Agriculture museum in Pomeroy showcases Eastern Washington’s wheat farming past with help from Spokane man’s collection
The Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum in Pomeroy features a collection of tractors and farm-life relics from the region’s rich wheat farming heritage.
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.