Stories tagged: wheat
SATURDAY, AUG. 17, 2013
It’s only about 1 acre of wheat, but on Thursday morning it got all the attention at East Valley Farm and Community Garden. A small combine from Crop Production Services …
FRIDAY, AUG. 16, 2013, 6:54 A.M.
Morning Review: Wheat, cow poop and the ultimate comeback kid
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013, 3:59 P.M.
Monsanto: Modified wheat ‘isolated occurrence’
PORTLAND — A genetically modified test strain of wheat that emerged to the surprise of an Oregon farmer last month was likely the result of an accident or deliberate mixing …
TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013, 12:47 P.M.
Kansas farmer sues Monsanto over GMO wheat
A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week’s discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company’s gross negligence hurt U.S. …
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013, 3:25 P.M.
Japan suspends wheat imports after GMO discovery
Japan has suspended some imports of U.S. wheat after genetically engineered wheat was found on an Oregon farm. The Agriculture Department announced the discovery of the modified wheat on Wednesday. …
MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013
The Rock Doc: Durum wheat now has a softer side
Eighty years ago, my mother was in grade school, where paste was made by mixing a little flour and water together. Memories of that simple glue came back to her …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012
Growers hear from harsh critic
Ken Cook has been raising havoc with American farm policy for more than a decade. By offering a free, easy-to-search online list of every federal subsidy paid to every individual …
THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012
Blaze razes grain elevator in Odessa
Fire destroyed an Odessa, Wash., grain elevator Tuesday night, burning more than 20,000 bushels of wheat, barley and canola. The cause of the fire at the Odessa Union Warehouse Cooperative’s …
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
Colfax farmer finds challenges, rewards in new field of work
COLFAX – Randy Suess taught junior high and rose to superintendent of Steptoe School District before quitting to grow wheat on his family’s acreage in Whitman County. When asked what …
FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
Wheat growers eager for some warmth
The recent wave of June rains has been a bonanza for Washington’s wheat growers. Now farmers are ready for some sun and heat to combat what has become a pesky …
MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
Next farm bill likely won’t include direct payments
A program that puts billions of dollars in the pockets of farmers whether or not they plant a crop may disappear with hardly a protest from farm groups and the …
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
Farmers’ hopes grow for profitable wheat harvest
COLFAX – A wet spring has led to optimal conditions for the region’s new crop of winter wheat. And if prices hold, farmers are poised for another good year.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
Money & Markets report undergoes changes
Today readers will notice a few changes to our Money & Markets report on the following page. Expanding on our commodities report, we’ve added Northwest wheat prices halfway down the …
THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2011
Former grain states seeing wheat revival
WESTFIELD, Vt. – Amber waves of grain are rippling again in parts of New England, once considered the region’s bread basket. Vermont and Maine ceded that distinction to the Midwest …
SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011
Latah County seeks federal disaster aid
Latah County has been added to a list of local Idaho governments requesting federal aid for thousands of acres of farmland swamped by adverse spring weather. County commissioners signed a …
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011
Persistent rain helping, hindering wheat crops
RITZVILLE – Enough already. A soggy spring has put Eastern Washington’s wheat crop more than a week behind schedule in many areas, hampered spring seeding in others and prodded some …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
Colfax-based Joseph’s Grainery now selling Palouse-grown grains, lentils across region
If the Myers family of Colfax had a family crest, Bill Myers says the inscription would read, “There’s got to be a better way.” The fifth-generation farmer is only half-joking …
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011
Wheat farmers may feel impact
Whether it’s revolution in the Middle East or an earthquake and tsunami in Japan, this year has already been tumultuous for the region’s wheat industry. Japan buys more Washington-grown wheat …
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011
Census: Dwindling small towns determined to fight extinction
LaCROSSE, Wash. – The worn sign on the road into town reads: “Welcome to LaCrosse. Home of the Tigercats. Population 415.” It was painted a long time ago. Today the …
THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 2011
Prison bakery to use regional wheat
Domestic violence put him behind bars 10 years ago, but Donald Kanne has plans for a better life when he leaves prison. And he owes it in part to dough.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2, 2011
Expected slow melt, rain should help crops, forecaster says
Keep your hat and gloves at the ready because cold weather will linger across the Inland Northwest throughout the rest of this winter and into spring. Art Douglas, who farmers …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2, 2011
Unrest in Egypt concerns Washington wheat farmers
The political unrest gripping Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries has wheat farmers half a world away in Washington worried. Egypt is the world’s largest wheat buyer, securing enough grain …
SUNDAY, JAN. 30, 2011
Erratic winter hasn’t hurt wheat yet, farmers say
MOSCOW – With lower temperatures predicted for weeks to come, farmers are eyeing their soggy grounds where winter wheat lies dormant. Without snow insulating the planted crops, low temperatures could …
SUNDAY, OCT. 17, 2010
Palouse’s wheat farmers harvest the year’s near-perfect mix
ALMOTA – Wheat farmers across the Inland Northwest are collecting on a trifecta this year: a bumper crop, solid grain prices and continued government subsidies. The wheat crop is the …
FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010, 9:13 A.M.
Russian drought helping Washington wheat farmers
The promise of a profitable year for Washington wheat farmers became more likely Thursday because of events on the other side of the globe.
TUESDAY, AUG. 3, 2010
Drought, fire hinder Russian wheat
MOSCOW – A severe drought destroyed one-fifth of the wheat crop in Russia, the world’s third-largest exporter, and now wildfires are sweeping in to finish off some of the fields …
FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010, 3:14 P.M.
Wheat yield looks big, thanks to rain
A cool and moist late spring may have posed problems for some Washington crops, but it looks to be a boon to dryland wheat farmers.
FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010
Hail damages wheat in Grant County
A violent hailstorm damaged crops in the Coulee City and Hartline areas of Grant County on Wednesday evening, sending water down gullies and leaving up to six inches of hail …
THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010, 9:33 A.M.
Hail storm damages Grant County crops
A violent hail storm damaged crops in the Coulee City and Hartline areas of Grant County Wednesday evening, sending water down gullies and leaving up to six inches of hail …
THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2009
Willamette Valley growers swap grass for wheat
SALEM – As growers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley shift from grass seed to wheat, the question on many minds is: What are growers going to do with all that wheat? …