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Stories tagged: Washington Grain Commission


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Broken lock shuts down barge traffic on Columbia River system

One of two ways that Pacific Northwest farmers get their wheat to export in Portland has been shut down after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped barge traffic on …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

New wheat variety ‘Ryan’ could boost markets for Washington farmers

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 …


Feds respond to discovery of genetically engineered wheat on Washington farm

A federal agency has discovered genetically-altered wheat plants growing in Washington state that were engineered to be resistant to the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, but the agency officials haven’t …


Wheat growers celebrate banner year, but uncertainty looms

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 …


Washington wheat growers: Stay the course with S. Korea trade deal

Wheat farmers join chorus urging Trump administration not to pull out of a trade treaty with South Korea.


Wet spring and summer’s heat deliver mixed wheat harvest

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 …


It’s a tough year for Washington wheat farmers

Local growers face unusual weather that’s damaging the crop and a major a global surplus that’s dragging down prices.


Early wheat harvest produces lower yield because of weather

STEPTOE, Wash. – Combines crawling across the hills of the Palouse, threshing the nation’s largest wheat crop, signal an annual end to summer in southeastern Washington. But if you plan …