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2022 USDA CENSUS RESULTS RELEASED

2022 USDA CENSUS RESULTS RELEASED

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the results of its 2022 Census of Agriculture. The census, which is completed every five years, provides a comprehensive and impartial picture of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. This is the 30 th Federal census of...Read more

SOLD! BLACKROCK ORGANIC ORCHARD ASSET

Agribusiness Trading Group and Peoples Company are pleased to announce the recent sale of the second half of the Blackrock Property , located in the Yakima Valley near Moxee, Washington. The first half of the transaction, which closed in 2022, was named the Global Farmland Deal of the Year by Agri...Read more

SOLD! COLUMBIA BASIN ROW CROP FARM

Agribusiness Trading Group is pleased to announce the recent sale of a Columbia Basin irrigated row crop farm near Paterson in Benton County, Washington . The region plays a vital role in Washington State’s agricultural economy; Benton and Franklin Counties contribute over $1.6 billion in...Read more

LOST APPLE VARIETY DISCOVERED IN IDAHO

A lost apple variety has been rediscovered on the Salmon River in Idaho. Apple hunter E.J. Brandt took samples from the apple trees, which he found fifteen feet apart along a creek feeding into the river. The apple has been given the provisional name Polly Bemis, after a Chinese American settler...Read more

HERMISTON WATERMELONS – OREGON’S SURPRISE CROP

July is National Watermelon Month - will you be enjoying a Hermiston, Oregon watermelon at your next barbecue? Watermelons are synonymous with Hermiston, Oregon, even though it may not be one of Oregon State’s top crops. Early settlers discovered sandy volcanic soil with wonderful loam content...Read more

SOLD! TWIN FALLS COUNTY, IDAHO IRRIGATED FARM

Agribusiness Trading Group, in partnership with Peoples Company, is proud to announce the recent transaction of a Twin Falls County, Idaho irrigated farm totaling 1,609.22 +/- deeded acres. The Salmon Falls property was offered to the public via sealed bid auction in November 2022 alongside two...Read more

GLOBAL WARMING SAVES OREGON WINE VINTAGE

Winegrowers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley battled Mother Nature’s numerous hurdles this growing season and early indications are that the 2022 vintage will be a ‘classic Oregon vintage.’ A severe late-season frost in April led growers to estimate that over half of the Willamette Valley’s crop could...Read more

PACIFIC NORTHWEST GAINS TWO NEW AVAs

The United States Department of Treasury recently published the final rules for two new wine appellations in Washington and Oregon, which winemakers can now officially use on wine labels! Mount Pisgah-Polk County, located about 15 miles west of Salem, Oregon, is located entirely within the existing...Read more

LATE-SPRING FROST HITS WILLAMETTE VALLEY

Oregon winemakers are assessing the damage after a severe late frost struck the Willamette Valley region. The week of April 10 saw record-low temperatures just as vineyards in Chehalem Mountains and Yamhill-Carlton were starting budbreak. Frost is not uncommon in Oregon, but it typically strikes...Read more

PORT OF PORTLAND REOPENS TO LESSEN CONGESTION ALONG WEST COAST PORTS

The Port of Portland’s idle container terminal has recently started showing new signs of a comeback, five years after it lost its last container service. The expansion of services to Portland’s Terminal 6 cannot come soon enough. Last month Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s second-...Read more
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EASTERN WASHINGTON - A BOOMING BLUEBERRY REGION

#DidYouKnow that Washington State continually ranks as one of the top blueberry-producing states in the nation? Until recently, most blueberries grown in the state were grown in Western Washington where the acidic soils closely match the blueberries’ native habitat. Today, 40% of Washington’s...Read more

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