Crop insurance vital in light of current economic and weather conditions

As part of a recent Farm Bill Policy Reform Summit in Washington D.C., groups including The R Street Institute, Taxpayers for Common Sense, The Heritage Foundation and other like-minded groups have called for policy changes to the Farm Bill that the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) finds short-sided and will ultimately harm the farming community and rural America.
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Markets

Provided by USDA Market News   Apples YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2016 SEASON (Oct. 5) — Demand moderate. Market steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 72-100s $14-16; 113-125s $13-16, mostly $14-16. YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2017 SEASON (Oct. 5) — Demand moderate. Market Granny Smith 100-125s and Honey Crisp 80-100s...
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Most Northwest ag commodities showing slight profits

SPOKANE — Northwest Farm Credit Services, the Northwest’s leading agricultural lending cooperative, has issues its latest market snapshots of industry drivers, profitability and outlooks. Here are some of the commodities: Apples: Apple growers should see positive profits for this season’s crop. Early reports for the 2017-18 crop shows strong demand and pricing. Washington’s crop is...
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Markets

Provided by USDA Market News   Apples  YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2016 SEASON (Sept. 28) — Demand good. Market steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 72-113s $13-15; 125s $15-18; Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious Washington Extra Fancy 2 1/2″ minimum $17-21. YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2017 SEASON...
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Job fair planned for Oct. 11

WENATCHEE — WorkSource Wenatchee and Washington Female Veterans-Wenatchee will hold a Chelan/Douglas Job and Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at Pybus Market. The free public event will feature several local employers as well as benefit providers to assist participants with issues including homelessness and education services. Veterans will receive priority of service. The event is...
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USDA announces CCC lending rates for October

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation has announced interest rates for October. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for October is 1.250 percent, unchanged from 1.250 percent in September. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during October is 2.250 percent, unchanged from 2.250 percent in...
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Foster Creek celebration is postponed

WATERVILLE — The Foster Creek Conservation District’s 75th anniversary celebration, scheduled for Sept. 14, has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled later this year. For more information, call 888-6372 or email info@fostercreekcd.org.
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WSU Fall Field Day on Sept. 27

ROCK ISLAND — Ranchers from throughout the area can talk horticulture and learn tips to optimize fruit quality of WA 38, Washington State University’s newest breeding program release, during Fall Field Day from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at WSU’s Sunrise Orchard in Rock Island. The free session will focus on the impacts of pruning, hedging and training strategies on fruit quality, show...
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USDA, SCORE launch innovative mentorship

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with officials from SCORE, the nation’s largest volunteer network of expert business mentors, to support new and beginning farmers. The agreement provides new help resources for beginning ranchers, veterans, women, socially disadvantaged Americans and others, providing new tools to help them both grow and...
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Markets

Provided by USDA Market News   Apples YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2016 SEASON (Sept. 7) — Demand good. Market steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 72-113s $13-15; 125s $15-18; Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious Washington Extra Fancy 2 1/2″ min $17-21. YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2017 SEASON (Sept. 7)...
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