Stories tagged: agriculture
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
While the trade agreements President Donald Trump signed earlier this week with China, Mexico and Canada may not be everything Washington farmers hoped for, most analysts believe the deals will …
Sat., Jan. 4, 2020
Investing in soil health is an investment in future generations continuing to eat, according to David Montgomery, a University of Washington geologist. His first book, “Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations,” …
Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
The J.I. Case Threshing Machine Co. bought the building at the corner of Boone Avenue and Monroe Street in 1909, and would remain there until moving operations to the West …
Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
China’s imports of soybeans surged in November following the announcement of an interim trade deal with the United States.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
The legislation makes several changes to federal immigration law intended to make it easier for farmers and migrant workers to obtain visas for agriculture work. The bill was opposed by …
Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Farmer says world’s best land for growing potatoes was in Inland Northwest
George J. Cannon, a farmer from Buckeye (near Mead and Chattaroy) claimed that the Inland Empire was equal or superior to any potato-growing district in the world – at least …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
After more than 20 years of research and development, the shiny, orange-red Cosmic Crisp apple debuted this week in grocery stores, including at all of the Rosauers, Safeway and Albertsons …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019
Washington potato growers could double what they earn from this year’s crop because of shortages in Idaho, the Upper Midwest and Canada caused by bad weather in October that forced …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Both U.S. senators from Washington signed an analysis by congressional staffers that shows the Trump Administration’s $16 billion bailout of U.S. farmers has mostly benefited those growers in the South …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service has extended tax relief for farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock because of drought, flooding or other severe weather in recent years.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
California is opening a new front in the battle against a disease that has decimated citrus groves across the world and looms as a threat to the state’s orange crop.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
The United States and China traded conciliatory gestures, raising hopes they can de-escalate a standoff over trade that has shaken financial markets and cast gloom over the global economy.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
The variety of soft-white wheat, which has been under development for a decade, was called “Ryan” in honor of the late Ryan A. Davis, a WSU alum and former manager …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
Massive combines have begun transforming much of the Palouse from waving fields of wheat into vast expanses of stubble. But the farmers cutting that crop are currently selling the grain …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
Had China’s announcement this week to stop purchasing U.S. agricultural products been the first volley of a trade war, local trade officials would have taken it like a punch to …
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019
Local flower growers have come together to form a new market for bulk orders in Spokane.
Sun., July 7, 2019
Chris Eckhart was raised on the principle that “when you take care of the dirt, the dirt takes care of you,” and the bright yellow, flowering canola blanketing his land …
Mon., July 1, 2019
From the early milling business boom, only the Spokane Flour Mill still stands. It almost didn’t get going.
Mon., June 17, 2019
Established around 1915, the Spokane Union Stockyards was a key piece of the agriculture business in Spokane for more than 80 years.
Sun., June 9, 2019
Idaho farms are either getting smaller or bigger, according to the recently released Census of Agriculture, which collects data every five years from farms and ranches that produce at least …
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019
Dakota Hanson grabbed Timmy the goat by his short leash and placed his head on her thigh.
Tue., April 23, 2019
100 years ago in Walla Walla: Eastern Washington farmers flock to tractor show as they consider motorization
Nothing illustrated the revolution taking place in Eastern Washington agriculture better than a spectacular event held at Walla Walla.
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019
Could hemp be Washington’s next cash crop? Lawmakers eye new system amid CBD boom, marijuana expansion
Both chambers of the Washington Legislature have passed laws that would create a state system for licensing hemp production. The long-outlawed cousin of marijuana hasn’t taken off in the Evergreen …
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019
The University of Idaho could boast the largest research dairy in the country within the next decade.
Sat., March 2, 2019
The U.S. ambassador to Britain has attacked what he described as a “smear” campaign against American agriculture by interests with a protectionist agenda.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and a backlash from foreign buyers over President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
A panel of Idaho officials will meet next week to consider paying $260,000 for attorney fees and other costs after losing a lawsuit over an unconstitutional law that sought to …
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
These three grain storage and processing plants in east Spokane represent a various types of agribusiness ventures.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018
Now, a group of University of Washington researchers has figured out how to put a tiny tracking sensor on a bumblebee.