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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
washington,blueberries

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
Apples,Global Shipping, Farmers

EMPTY SHIPPING CONTAINERS ARE DISRUPTING WASHINGTON'S AG EXPORTS

Throughout Washington State agricultural products that should be on their way to Europe and Asia via container ships are instead at a standstill. Demand is strong but COVID-19 has unexpectedly affected the global shipping market in a way that experts did not anticipate. When the pandemic began last...Read more
pennycress,weeds,cover crops,wsu

CAN WEEDS BE CONVERTED INTO COVER CROPS?

Washington State University is taking part in a multi-institutional research project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, to help develop a winter cover crop that can thrive in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Cover crops are different from cash crops as their primary job is to improve the...Read more
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SOLD! WALLA WALLA DRYLAND WHEAT & CRP FARM

ATG is proud to announce the sale of a dryland wheat and CRP farm in Walla Walla County. The Walla Walla Valley has long been known as one of the most fertile agricultural areas in the nation. The climate of the valley is ideal for dryland grain production and is known for producing high-quality...Read more
rural migration, rural america

AMERICANS ARE LEAVING URBAN CITIES FOR RURAL LIFE

For years rural areas have experienced a ‘brain drain’ as educated, professional Americans left rural areas in search of better pay and living conditions. Small towns lost some of their most talented young people as they migrated to bigger cities for education and training and never returned home...Read more
potato,harvest,washington,export,china

WASHINGTON - THE DARK HORSE IN THE POTATO INDUSTRY

Although Washington ranks second in the nation behind Idaho in potato production, many people would be surprised to learn that Washington ranks first in yield per acre. The rich volcanic soil, long growing season, availability of water and climatic conditions in Washington State combine to produce...Read more
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SOLD! WALLA WALLA AVA VINEYARD IN SEVEIN PROJECT

2020 ended with a flurry of transactions for Agribusiness Trading Group. ATG recently closed two vineyard transactions in the Walla Walla Valley AVA, where rich soils and a unique climate combine to produce world-class wine grapes. The Walla Walla Valley, which is also a major wheat and onion...Read more

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