Stories tagged: wheat
Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 3 a.m.
From the early milling business boom, only the Spokane Flour Mill still stands. It almost didn’t get going.
Sun., June 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 10:43 p.m.
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, 10:47 a.m.
Washington farmers watching closely for a truce in the tariff war that could reopen markets to China.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 3:55 p.m.
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, 6:15 p.m.
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, 8:22 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 9:43 a.m.
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, 12:43 p.m.
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, 7:45 a.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 8:35 a.m.
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, 11:14 a.m.
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 …
Sun., July 16, 2017
From the ancient Egyptians to farm kids riding on Palouse tractors, the history of wheat spans our history.
Sun., July 16, 2017
The wheels of Bill Myers’ black Jeep flung dust into the air at each bend of the gravel road that winds through his 3,300 acres of hilly farmland northwest of …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
On a gray morning in the middle of June, more than 100 farmers, scientists and wheat industry leaders gathered at Washington State University’s Dryland Research Station, a cluster of fields …
Sun., July 9, 2017, 6 a.m.
The unsold wheat sitting inside Buzz Mattelin’s grain silos in Montana should offer some comfort to American noodle lovers. Benchmark wheat futures in Chicago have jumped more than 37 percent …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
A massive and intense heat dome has spread over the northern Plains and mountain West, sucking moisture out of the soil, and may persist for weeks. The scorching heat and …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
A wheat virus outbreak has reached epidemic levels and has been damaging fields and yields in the southern Nebraska Panhandle, authorities said.