NEWS

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
christmas trees,forestry,pacific northwest,agriculture

The Christmas Crop - Growing Christmas Trees in the PNW

According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Christmas tree farms cover almost 350,000 acres of land, an area that is about the size of Los Angeles. Christmas trees are now as much a crop as is wheat, soybeans, or grass seed. The Pacific Northwest is not only the largest, but also the...Read more
agriculture,beef,pandemic,shortage

WHERE'S THE BEEF?

USDA analysts believed that 2020 would be a big year for America’s meat industry with record-setting red meat and poultry production. Economic growth and low unemployment were projected to boost the demand for animal protein, but then came COVID-19. Farms were packed plum full of animals raised for...Read more
Thanksgiving,farming,agriculture,pandemic

HOW WILL THE PANDEMIC AFFECT THANKSGIVING?

Throughout the country turkey farmers and retailers alike have had to roll the dice: what would pandemic Thanksgiving look like? Would Thanksgiving be cancelled? The coronavirus pandemic will interrupt 50 years of steadily increasing turkey consumption and holiday traditions may change for good...Read more
farmers,wheat harvest,combine

FARMING NAMED MOST RESPECTED PROFESSION IN U.S.

Farming and agriculture were recently named Gallup Inc.’s most respected profession, a first in the poll’s twenty-year history. Gallup, an international polling and consulting company, polled Americans this summer on their overall view of several business sectors. Respondents were asked whether...Read more
How will the wildfires affect the 2020 wine harvest

WILL THE 2020 WINE VINTAGE GO EXTINCT?

Wineries across the West Coast are facing difficult decisions as the recent wildfires have caused what some are calling the single worst disaster the community has ever faced. After the fires subsided California, Oregon and Washington were blanketed with smoke that hovered for days. This smoke can...Read more
Wallla Walla County Dryland CRP Farm for sale, AgTradeGroup, Farm Brokers

LIFE AFTER CRP - RETURNING LAND TO CROPS

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), administered by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, is the largest land retirement program in the United States. The voluntary retirement of land provides numerous benefits related to soil erosion, water quality, wildlife habitat provision, and other...Read more
LAND INVESTMENT EXPO 2021

LAND INVESTMENT EXPO 2021

Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual Land Investment Expo! The Land Expo attracts the best and brightest minds in agriculture and has become the nation’s premier ag-related conference. January 12, 2021, Iowa Events Center, Downtown Des Moines CLICK HERE TO REGISTER .....Read more
Apple and Pear Orchard for Sale in Yakima County, Washington

LARGEST APPLE-GROWING REGION IN WASHINGTON STATE

Spanning from Naches to the Tri-Cities, Yakima Valley is the largest apple-growing region in Washington State. Yakima County is geographically divided by Ahtanum Ridge and Rattlesnake Ridge. This region produces high-quality apples of every variety and is known for its early beginning and late...Read more

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