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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 …


Jim Goodman: After 40 years, I opted out of dairy farming

After 40 years of dairy farming, I sold my herd of cows. I couldn’t find anyone who wanted to take over our farm – who would? Dairy farming is little …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Idaho Rep. Nilsson Troy looks to legalize hemp under new farm bill guidelines

Fifth District Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy will introduce legislation early next year that would legalize hemp in Idaho.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

House passes farm bill, sending it to Trump’s desk

The House easily passed a compromise farm bill Wednesday, sending the massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid to President Donald Trump for ratification.


Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018

House, Senate farm bills split over conservation programs

Proponents of the House plan, including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, say it would combine the best features of two programs that encourage conservation efforts through a mix of financial …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

Sue Lani Madsen: Farmer to farmer with Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue

Monday’s smorgasbord of questions to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Colfax was hosted by the McGregor Co., a supplier of seed, fertilizer, equipment and expertise …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

GOP-led House passes farm bill

The Republican-led House has narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients.


Federal judge in Spokane dismisses suit seeking to reinstate country-of-origin labels on imported meat

Where’s the beef from? It will remain a mystery. A federal judge in Spokane this week dismissed a lawsuit filed by domestic livestock producers who were attempting to erase a …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018

McMorris Rodgers: Farm bill failure tied to immigration fight

GOP conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus sank the 2018 farm bill on Friday, dealing a setback to House Republican leaders including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm …


Judy Olson: Republican Farm Bill bad for region

These last few weeks Congress has been debating a renewal of the Farm Bill. You may not know about it, but literally everyone who eats has a stake in its …


Elaine M. Long and Crystal Wilson: Proposed changes in food stamps (SNAP) will negatively affect many Idahoans

This month, Congress is considering dramatic changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as part of the Farm Bill Reauthorization. These changes will place Idahoans receiving SNAP benefits at risk …


Sue Lani Madsen: Sensible reforms in the 2018 Farm Bill

A makeover is underway at the site of Expo ’74, to “update and improve Riverfront Park for the next generation.” The 2018 Farm Bill needs to do the same for …


Wheat growers wary of Trump budget’s changes to crop insurance programs

Washington’s wheat growers are pushing back on President Donald Trump’s budget proposal that once again proposes cuts to crop insurance programs.


Farm Bill could help stem decline in pheasant numbers

The bad news for Minnesota pheasant hunters came down this month. The pheasant population index, based on August roadside surveys, was down 26 percent from last year. And last year …


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017

McMorris Rodgers tells wheat growers food assistance should stay as part of farm bill

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 …


Sue Lani Madsen: Insurance under the Farm Bill holds lessons for the Affordable Care Act

Taxpayers cover 60 percent of the cost of premiums for crop insurance under the Farm Bill. Government stands behind the insurance companies to mitigate their exposure in exchange for a …


Opinions offer historical perspective

In this week in history, S-R editorials discussed World War I, the Supreme Court’s role, agricultural subsidies and the coarsening of content on television.


Congress approves farm bill

WASHINGTON – After two years of waiting, Inland Northwest farmers have a farm bill that expands crop insurance, simplifies payments and spends millions of dollars on crop research. The five-year …


Senate sends Farm Bill to Obama

WASHINGTON — The sweeping farm bill that Congress sent to President Obama Tuesday has something for almost everyone, from the nation’s 47 million food stamp recipients to Southern peanut growers, …


House passes farm bill, crop subsidies preserved

The House has passed an almost $100 billion-a-year, compromise farm bill that would make small cuts to food stamps and continue generous subsidies for the nation’s farmers. The vote was …


Funding for ‘pulse crops’ program included in Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – Federal money for a program aimed at increasing bean, lentil and chickpea consumption has made it into the compromise version of the farm bill now working its way …


Congress finds support for farm subsidy change

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 …


Landers: Hunters will have to RSVP for privately owned spots

Some sportsmen will have reservations about a new online hunting access program in Eastern Washington this season. Others will log-in to the possibilities. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife …


Palouse wheat harvest coming in golden

OAKESDALE, Wash. – Dick Schu’s weathered hands grip the controls of his combine, his left on the wheel and his right clutching the gearshift as he slowly descends a hill …


Senator Cantwell seeks action on farm bill

The clock is ticking on federal farm legislation that pumps millions of dollars into crop research, insurance and market extension programs that aid the nation’s farmers. “We need to get …


McMorris Rodgers explains food aid cut

A farm bill approved last week in the U.S. House of Representatives divorcing agriculture subsidies from food aid to the poor was designed to speed up the legislative process, Rep. …


Defeat of farm bill in U.S. House a letdown for McMorris Rodgers

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Friday she was “surprised and disappointed” by the vote that killed the $500 billion farm bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. “We thought we …


Region’s ag community peeved at House

Local growers and agencies expressed their exasperation with the House of Representatives and its failure once again to agree on a farm bill. Tim McGreevy, CEO of the USA Dry …