Wednesday, July 01, 2015

U.S. potato acreage up 1.9 percent, NASS reports. Ag minute for July 01, 2015

Fall potato acres are up in the Northwest and nationwide, according to new numbers from the USDA and United Potato Growers of America. Click here for full story.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wildfire ravages parts of Wenatchee. Ag Minute for Jun 30, 2015

Winds accelerated a grass fire into the north end of Wenatchee, Wash., late Sunday, June 28, burning more than a dozen homes and several tree fruit industry-related businesses and causing the evacuation of hundreds of residences. Click here for full story.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Drought conditions take hold in Western Washington. AgMinute for June 29, 2015

Five Western Washington counties are in a "severe drought," according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, putting boths sides of the Cascades on course to become federal disaster areas. Click here for full story.

Friday, June 26, 2015

USDA declares drought disaster in 18 Washington counties. AgMinute for Jun 26, 2015

USDA includes 18 Washington counties in federal disaster declaration. Click here for full story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Expert: Approvals of antibiotics in feed won’t be automatic. AgMinute for June 25, 2015

A Kansas State University veterinary expert advises that ranchers shouldn't expect their veterinarians to automatically approve uses of medically important antibiotics under new federal guidelines that fully take effect Jan. 1, 2017. Click here for full story.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Spotted wing drosophila detected in SW Idaho. Ag Minute for June 24, 2015

An exotic fruit fly that was first detected in Idaho in 2012 appears to have gained a tentative foothold in the state and researchers are trying to determine how widespread it is. Click here for full story.

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