Stories tagged: wheat
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020
Eastern Washington wheat growers face an uncertain future even with returning market stability following recent trade agreements with China, Mexico and Canada, an agriculture economist said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
The Washington wheat industry got its first good news in more than two years Wednesday when President Donald Trump announced a new bilateral trade deal with Japan, which traditionally has …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
Officials say barges carrying wheat, wood and other goods will remain at a standstill for the rest of the month while workers repair a critical navigation lock at the Bonneville …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
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
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 …
Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
Wheat harvest reaped grain and abundant goodwill as Ritzville rallied to help farmer fighting cancer
Farmers came together to help a neighbor harvest 1,200 acres in six hours after learning that Larry Yockey knew he would not be able to cut his wheat after he …
Mon., July 15, 2019
Olaf A. Jacobsen was born in Norway in 1860 and arrived in Spokane in 1888. He started a bakery on the corner of College Avenue and North Ash Street in …
Mon., July 1, 2019
From the early milling business boom, only the Spokane Flour Mill still stands. It almost didn’t get going.
Sun., June 16, 2019
100 Years Ago in Spokane: Cop tickets ‘whole truckload’ of macaroni company’s employees for speeding
Spokane’s U.S. Macaroni Manufacturing Co. – the entire company, not just one employee – was cited for speeding on Apple Way.
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
A genetically modified variety of wheat with built-in enzymes to break down gluten have been produced in laboratories. Now, the researchers are hoping to refine the idea in an effort …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019
Washington farmers can expect a tougher year covering expenses even if political leaders finalize trade agreements with the countries that import apples, beef and wheat from the Evergreen State, a …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Three Eastern Washington offices of the Farm Service Agency will reopen Thursday, Friday and Tuesday to assist producers and ranchers with existing loans and tax preparation amid the partial government …
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
These three grain storage and processing plants in east Spokane represent a various types of agribusiness ventures.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
Washington farmers watching closely for a truce in the tariff war that could reopen markets to China.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
Flour Farm, a fully-certified organic, gluten-free flour blend, started in Teri Delany’s kitchen as she worked to improve the hand pies sold at Dave DuPree’s businesses.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …