Pacific Northwest Ag Network
PNW Ag Is Looking to Hire a New Radio Host
The Pacific Northwest Ag Network (PNW Ag) is looking to hire a radio host and content leader.
USDA to conduct Commercial Floriculture survey
Beginning in late December, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the 2024 Commercial Floriculture Survey with approximately 1,100 producers throughout Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
WSDA Awards Farm To School Purchasing Grants
Grants will be used to serve high quality, nutritious and culturally relevant foods grown, raised, caught or foraged by producers in Washington state.
Washington Sees First Substantial Decline in Japanese Beetle Numbers, But Wider Distribution
WSDA Pest Program Manager Sven Spichiger says the community is the solution to eradicating the beetle, and that working together is necessary. Reports suggest WSDA is making progress with approximately half of the proposed treatment areas allowing them to treat properties for the beetle.
Kitttitas County Washington Reports Bird Flu
In the thick of the fall wild bird migration, Washington state veterinarians confirmed the state’s 17th county, and 44th flock infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
USDA Issues Standards for Organic Livestock Production
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today previewed the Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards final rule.
OR & WA Bureau of Land Management Needs Advisory Nominations
The Bureau of Land Management announced that it is seeking public nominations for six advisory councils in Oregon and Washington.
Beetle Survey Feedback for WA State Department of Ag
The Japanese beetle made an appearance in Washington again this year and that prompts what comes next in the state eradication program.
New Funding for Food Assistance and Market Opportunities for Wheat
U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers are pleased that U.S. wheat growers now have the opportunity to increase global food assistance and expand export market access under new USDA funding programs announced Oct. 24, 2023.
Investing in the Forest Product Economy and Jobs
The Biden-Harris Administration announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is making nearly $50 million in grant funding available for proposals that support crucial links between resilient, healthy forests, strong rural economies and jobs in the forestry sector.