Pacific Northwest

Emergency COVID-19 regulations face lawsuit from Washington groups

Leading agriculture groups in Washington state announced Feb. 2 they are taking legal action against the sate of Washington over recently renewed emergency COVID-19 regulations they say are ill-conceived, increase health risks to essential farm... more »

American Journal of Agricultural Economics names McCluskey editor

Helping share and expand knowledge of the economics of food, agriculture, and natural resources, Jill McCluskey, Regents Professor and Director of the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University, is the newest editor of the American... more »

17th annual Agriculture Safety Day scheduled in Washington state

Agriculture Safety Day is one of the finest safety conferences in the Pacific Northwest and is focused on the agriculture industry. Registration for the 17th annual Agriculture Safety Day is now open. Sign up today... more »

Orcal grows with addition of crop protection industry specialists

Junction City, Oregon-based Orcal Inc. is welcoming industry specialists and restructuring its management team to meet customer demand. Agriculture always has been and remains essential, and that is apparent at Orcal, an agricultural, consumer and... more »

COVID-19 emergency rules spur response from Washington ag groups

As farmers across Washington state prepare for the first wave of nearly 15,000 guest workers to arrive in the first quarter of 2021, leading agricultural groups are appealing recently renewed state COVID-19 emergency rules to... more »

New COVID-19 travel rules could hurt Canada’s greenhouse industry

New COVID-19 testing requirements for travelers entering Canada could hinder more than would-be pandemic tourists. They could also leave tomato, pepper, and other greenhouse vegetable farmers in British Columbia scrambling for workers. According to YahooNews,... more »

Farmers Network’s Soil Health webinar series on for Jan. 11-14

Learn about soil health testing, carbon cycling, cover cropping in arid climates, soil health for pathogen and pest suppression, stress and mental health for farm workers, and much more during the Washington State University (WSU)... more »

COVID-19 pandemic impact on Washington state farms survey topic

Washington State University is collaborating with the University of Washington and the Washington State Department of Agriculture to survey the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on farms and ranches in Washington state. The Washington State... more »

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