Wheat growers fear disadvantage in new wheat pact

Courtesy of portoflewiston.com
American wheat exports, such as that shipped out of the Port of Lewiston, could be affected by the newly renamed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. An agreement is expected to be signed in March.

United States wheat exports could slow significantly because of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

On the Edge of Common Sense: Pig tales

Baxter Black

Pigs are funny. Nobody would argue about that. There are people that collect them. Pictures of them, memorabilia, statuettes, door stops, curtains, pig clocks, wallpaper, pig tails, piggy banks, pigweed, pick stickers, piglets, pig-eyed piebalds and pygmies. In the homes of a pig collector you are surrounded by pig knick knacks.

Tis’ the season for calving

Calves rest in a pasture alongside their mothers at Trinity Farms near Ellensburg, Wash. It's now reaching the peak point of calving season in the area.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Ask beef cattle ranchers about the annual calving season that’s now coming down fast and you’ll get a range of comments and stories.

Mackay woman upcycles salvage items

Dianna Troyer / for Farm & Ranch
Teri Landon arranges weathered pieces of a fence for use as a bed headboard. The Mackay woman regularly takes unwanted scraps and salvage items and makes them into useful crafts.

MACKAY — With an artist’s eye and carpenter’s tools, Teri Landon transforms metal scraps and unwanted wood into stylish home décor.

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