PORTLAND, Oregon — A group of Idaho wheat farmers and industry representatives visited Portland recently on a tour designed to give them a better understanding of the region’s wheat industry and the importance of the Columbia-Snake River system.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Businesses in communities bordering Utah say the state's new and stronger beer allowances have hurt sales.
The American Malting Barley Association Board of Directors has approved the addition of AAC Connect, LCS Odyssey, Moravian 164 and Moravian 170 to the recommended list of malting barley varieties for 2020.
ABERDEEN — As a rule of thumb, Idaho farmers have fetched a small premium per bushel by raising hard white wheat — a class demanded both domestically and abroad for its light color and sweet flavor.
TWIN FALLS — Chobani started dabbling with non-dairy foods this year when it launched a coconut-based non-dairy product.
Idaho has a reputation for producing a high-quality wheat crop on a consistent basis and this year was no exception.
BOISE – Idaho will retain its spot as the nation’s top barley-producing state this year, and Idaho barley farmers produced almost a third of the United States’ total barley supply.
Unseasonably cold and wet October weather has delayed fall wheat planting and emergence, potentially putting fields at risk of winter kill, said University of Idaho Extension cereals pathologist Juliet Marshall.
SHELLEY — Ryan Searle suspects the ears of his first corn crop will be a bit light on grain, following a tough growing season.
Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a three-part series on local grain economies. Part I covered the value consumers of local grain place on producers’ stories. Part II detailed the rise of small mills in the Northwest. All installments are posted online at postregister.com/farma…
Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a three-part series on local grain economies. Part I covered the value consumers of local grain place on producers’ stories. Part III, describing the Washington State University Bread Lab’s efforts to promote local grain as a flavorful and hea…
Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a three-part series on local grain economies. Part II, detailing the rise of small mills in the Northwest, will run in the Oct. 11 edition of Farm & Ranch. Part III, describing the Washington State University Bread Lab’s efforts to promote …
MARQUAM, Ore. (AP) — Rancher Jerome Rosa sat in his mud-spattered pickup truck, glumly watching some of his cows resting on a grassy slope in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley.
BOISE – Representatives of the Taiwan Flour Mills Association on Sept. 24 signed a letter of intent with the Idaho Wheat Commission to purchase 66.1 million bushels of U.S. wheat in 2020 and 2021.
BOISE — Gov. Brad Little joined representatives of the Idaho Wheat Commission and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle in the State Capitol today to sign a letter of intent for the Taiwan Flour Mills Association to purchase about $576 million in U.S. wheat over the next two years.
LEWISTON — A group representing the Taiwan Flour Mills Association came to the Lewis-Clark Valley from September 6-9 to see how Idaho wheat growers maintain a high-quality standard. The TFMA team saw how wheat is tested, stored and prepared for delivery by barge on the Snake River.
As with many other crops, the seeding of barley was delayed in some areas due to the cool-wet spring. One consequence has been a later and longer harvest period in many barley growing areas.
Big beer is still duking it out over corn syrup.
A Union Pacific train struck a tractor-trailer in Caribou County on Saturday night. The incident caused a grain spill but no injuries, authorities said.
BOISE – President Trump announced this weekend that the United States and Japan reached a trade agreement in principle to keep exports of U.S. wheat flowing to a large and critical market for farmers including growers in Idaho.
Wheat farmers throughout the state are reporting average yields and good quality, though they’re harvesting about two weeks behind schedule, according to industry sources.
IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Barley Commission has reduced its annual revenue projection by about 6 percent for the coming fiscal year, compared with last year.
POCATELLO – Idaho is famous for its iconic potatoes, Washington is known for producing a whole lot of apples and Oregon is well known for its nursery crops.
ABERDEEN — Participants in a recent tour of cereal research plots sampled a special ale, called American Blonde, made with a locally developed malt variety intended to better serve the needs of the growing craft brewing industry.
By John O’Connell
Winter wheat fields throughout Southern and Eastern Idaho may have sustained significant damage from recent early morning frosts, a University of Idaho Extension cereals pathologist warned.
MOSCOW — A partnership between University of Idaho and an international wheat and barley breeding company is yielding its first collaborative wheat varieties, selected for planting in the Pacific Northwest.