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China-Boosting-Soy-Beans China Boosting Soy Beans

Strong demand in China is giving the Soy bean market in the US a boost, as we take a look at yesterdays grain market

Changing-Face-of-Labor Changing Face of Labor

Maoyong Fan, an economics professor at Ball State University recently talked to me about factors that are influencing the migrant worker force.

Grape-Growers-and-Orchardist-s-Slow-to--Adapt-to-Drone-Technology- Grape Growers and Orchardist's Slow to Adapt to Drone Technology

especially tree fruit crops and wine grapes there’s are a lot of companies who sell a lot of remote sensing aerial imaging and all that fun stuff and they take the imaging and give growers the data but the backlog is , well, what do you use it for? How do I take this data that you're giving to me and how do I make a decision.

Preserving-Honey-Bee-Genetics- Preserving Honey Bee Genetics

Washington State University is the only U.S. entity that has an USDA permit allowing them to import honey bee semen from around the world.

Potato-Growers--Cool-Salad-Bar-Initiative-for-School-Kids Potato Growers Cool Salad Bar Initiative for School Kids

Back to school is right around the corner and thanks to Washington’s farmers and ranchers our students are blessed to have healthy eating options. I was chatting with Ryan Holterhoff Director of Marketing for the Washington State Potato Commission about how potato growers pay it forward with their cool Salad Bar Initiative

Year-Round-Learning-At-Walla-Walla-Community-College-s--Institute-of-Enology-and-Viticulture Year Round Learning At Walla Walla Community College’s Institute of Enology and Viticulture

Now lectures and class work aren’t held during crush

"Then when they go to do the harvest in the Fall that’s all they have to focus on they can just really delve into that harvest experience."

Keeping-Your-Cattle-Cool Keeping Your Cattle Cool

With higher temperatures in much of the region, here are some reminders about how to keep your livestock as cool as possible.

REAL-Oregon REAL Oregon

Oregon is about to join other states such as Idaho, that have created a leadership development program for those tied to agriculture, fishing, and forestry.

 

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Palouse in 1938, using a horse-drawn combine

It's harvest time and time to remember those who worked the land before us.
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Upcoming Ag Events

8/2 - 8/6, Malheur CT Fair , Ontario OR
8/4, Next Gen Tree Fruit Alliance Orchard Tour,
8/4, Taiwan orchard/bin & cull cutter training , Prosser WA
8/4, WFLA H2-A Townhall WA, ID, OR Locations, Wenatchee, Yakima, Pasco, Lacy, Parma ID, Portland OR
8/5 - 8/6, Moxee Hop Festival, Moxee, WA
8/8 - 8/13, Baker Cty Fair , Baker OR
8/12, Viticulture Field Day co-sponsored by WSU Viticulture Extension and the Washington State Grape Society, , Red Mountain WA
8/13 - 8/14, Harvest Fest with Horses , McMinnville OR
8/17, Orchard Netting Field Day, 9472 Road U NW (Whitetrail Rd.). Quincy
8/18, Crop -Up Dinner Series and Marke Showcase, Hermiston OR
8/23 - 8/24, 100th Anniv. US Sheep Experiment Station, Dubois ID
9/8, Harvest Classic Golf Tournament, Pullman WA
9/11 - 9/13, OR State Board of Ag Meeting, Pendleton OR
9/16 - 9/18, Colorado Wheat Growers Pedal the Plains ,
9/17, CSU Ag Day @ Hughes Stadium , CSU
9/22 - 9/23, Oregon Cattlemens Fall Quarterly Meeting , Klamath Falls
9/24, Pendleton JR Livestock Show , Pendleton
10/8, Idaho Beef Council Race For Steaks , Boise ID
10/11, Orchard Floor Managment Organic Intensive Workshop,
11/4 - 11/5, Columbia Basin Circuit Finals , Yakima WA
11/9 - 11/12, Washington Cattlemens Convention, Suncadia Cle Elum WA
11/9 - 11/12, Tri-State Grain Convention, Cour d'Alene ID
11/16 - 11/17, Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association Meeting, Three Rivers Convention Center Tri-Cities WA
12/5 - 12/9, Irrigation Assoc Annual Meeting, Las Vegas NV
1/18 - 1/19, 2017 WSHGA Annual Expo and Trade Show, THREE RIVERS CONVENTION CENTER