So many challenges are facing Pacific Northwest wheat farmers nowadays that it’s difficult to choose which one comes first on the list. According to one group of university researchers, however, herbicide weed resistance is in the pole position.
Peter Zeihan, who spoke at the 2019 Tri State Grain Growers Convention in November, is like your smart, hip uncle, telling you things about the world that can leave you elated one minute and scared the next.
The audience loved him so much the first time he spoke at the Tri State Grain Growers Convention several years ago, that organizers invited author and global strategist Peter Zeihan back a second time. He did not disappoint.
The Washington Legislature, which begins its 2020 session on January 13, comes under the eye of Jim Jesernig, attorney, former legislator, former director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture and current lobbyist for the Washington Grain Commission.
Life changing experiences come in all shapes and sizes, and for many of the more than a thousand people who have graduated from the Washington Ag Forestry Leadership Program, participation represents a crucial milepost in their lives.
The gut microbiome may well be the last frontier of nutrition science and lucky for wheat farmers, bread and other wheat-based products are among the perfect foods to feed the fantastic community of micro organisms that exist there.
Once a relative backwater for hosting trade teams, Eastern Washington has become a must visit destination for wheat buyers from around the world who want to learn more about the grain they are receiving, the farmers who grow it and the infrastructure that transports it.