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Program: Farm and Ranch Report

 
  • Concept of Food to Body Rather than Food to Table

    Most of us have heard the term farm to table or gate to plate when discussing farmers and ranchers’ ag products that find their way to consumers’ homes and tables.

  • Working Capital Trends

    Working capital is always king and while commodity prices remain in a slump —-

    CliftonAllenLarson principle and Farm CPA Today blogger Paul Neiffer shares some trends he sees in farmers’ working capital.

  • Regional Weekly Hay Report

    Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

  • Success of Feed A Bee Program

    Honey bees are a very important and necessary element in ag production. The Feed a Bee Initiative is working hard to increase pollinator habitat.

  • Hard White White Taste Test

    Providing multiple opportunities for children to try a new food is important.

  • Another El Nino is on Deck

    Creighton University Professor Emeritus Dr. Art Douglas gave a weather forecast for our listening audience’s region.

  • IRS Proposed Regulation on Discounts

    A last summer proposed IRS regulations to eliminate some or almost all of the discounts that family farms can take via transfer of land or operations appears to either not be moving forward or be reduced from what was originally proposed.

  • Regional Weekly Hay Report

    Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

  • WSU Sparks Program Ignites Interest in Ag Careers

    According to USDA statistics, for every one person who graduates with a degree in ag, there are three to four jobs available. To address this Washington State University’s Spark program is igniting interest among high school students by showing the opportunities of rewarding and profitable jobs in ag.

  • Changes to FSA AGI Purposes on Section 179

    CliftonAllenLarson principle and Farm CPA Today blogger Paul Neiffer shares some good news about an update to the handbook of USDA’s Farm Service Agency when it comes to considering Section 179 deductions.

  • Team Work is Critical to Success

    At last month’s Potato Expo, one of the speakers —- NASA Chief Engineer Adam Steltzner says that ultimately it is people solving problems as a team that makes successful ideas a reality.

  • Examining Production Efficiences

    Have you recently assessed your cost of production and consider possible improvements to efficiencies on your farming operation?

  • Regional Weekly Hay Report

    Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

  • Increase to BPIA Membership

    For the past several years, the BioPesticide Industry Alliance has seen an increase in its membership.

  • UAV Update

    Last August there were several changes made to FAA’s part 107 Rules that allow Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAV’s to no longer need a second person as a visual observer and now to fly commercially ag producers just need to have a commercial UAV license.

  • Weather Plays Havoc on Onion Industry

    In Southwest Idaho’s Treasure Valley and across the border into Eastern Oregon, recent winter storms caused approximately 20 to 30 onion storage and packing facilities roofs to collapse.

  • Learning More About BASF Potato Protection Portfolio

    The Washington and Oregon Potato Conference is happening today through Thursday in Kennewick at the Convention Center.

  • Weekly Hay Report

    Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

  • New Biological Plant Activator LifeGard

    Recently registered with EPA is LifeGard, the first foliar-applied biological plant activator available on the market for potatoes, sugar beet and other specialty crops to control disease.

  • National Potato Council's D.C. Fly In

    The annual Potato D.C. Fly-In, will be held February 13-16 in Washington, DC. If you are a member of the potato industry, make your voice heard on Capitol Hill by meeting with members of Congress and Administration officials.

  • Cautious Optimism About Brexit and New U.S. Administration

    World Potato Markets Managing Editor Cedric Porter at the recent Potato Expo shared UK Farmers perspective of Brexit and what that might mean to their operations.

  • AgVocate Platform for Agriculture

    Telling Ag’s story is a critical piece of engaging consumers in conversation about agriculture.

  • Regional Weekly Hay Report

    Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

  • Using Wine By-Product to Fortify Bread

    The Wheat Marketing Center conducts wheat utilization research projects. A recent study took a winemaking by-product, wine grape pumace — which is the residual seeds and skin from winemaking — and added it as an ingredient in bread.

  • Wheat Quarterly Market Snapshot

    With the fourth quarter’s Market Snapshot for wheat — here is Northwest Farm Credit Services Michael Stolp.

  • Dairy and Hay Market Snapshots

    Providing a quarterly report of Northwest FCS' quarterly commodity Market Snapshots for the dairy and hay industries, here is Michael Stolp.

  • Spud Nation Throwdown Cookoff Competition

    Four international chefs competed in the second annual Spud Nation Throwdown Cookoff for the honors of being named Top Spud and $2,500.

  • Outside Forces Driving Change in Ag and Other Industries

    At last week’s Potato Expo, Forbes Magazine Publisher and Columnist author Rich Karlgaard said there were two MegaTrends that will be driving change to agriculture as well as other industries.

  • Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Uses Potatoes To Fuel Training

    Kristin Armstrong, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and world champion cyclist, is a strong believer in eating real foods to fuel her body during her rigorous training, rather than relying on sports bars, gels or other high sugar-content products.

  • Thinking Differently About Opportunities

    I'm here in San Fransisco at the Potato Expo. It is a great place to be to learn about new innovations and products as well as networking with all of my favorite potato growers from around the country.

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