AMMO

Factors that could influence market conditions

By Trista Crossley
Editor

According to Shawn Hackett, the upcoming growing season is shaping up to be hot and dry during the core, yield-determining midsummer period with the potential for a hard freeze in late spring, all thanks to the convergence of several major weather-influencing cycles. “We could have a situation that is really…

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Growers head into the weeds

By Trista Crossley
Editor

The second Agricultural Marketing and Management Organization’s (AMMO) February seminar was all about weeds, with presentations by three regional experts: Drew Lyon, Ian Burke, and Doug Finkelnburg. Food for the dinosaurs Lyon, a professor and Endowed Chair Small Grains Extension and Research, Weed Science, at Washington State University (WSU), went…

Sound advice

By Trista Crossley
Editor

The 2024 Agricultural Marketing and Management Organization’s (AMMO) schedule kicked off last month with sound advice on financial planning, planning for retirement, and taxes. Jordan Thayer, a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and Joe Cerrillo, a CPA with CliftonLarsonAllen, presented the information to growers at the Washington Wheat…

Context is key to grower success

By Trista Crossley
Editor

In agronomy, context is key. That was the message growers heard from Ted Labun at the 2023 Wheat College last month in Colfax, Wash. Labun is the owner of TLC Agronomics Inc., a consulting company based in Calgary, Alberta, that works with producers to grow successful crops by incorporating best…

Headlines keep market volatility churning

By Trista Crossley
Editor

On one of the snowiest days so far this year, 34 growers made the trek to Spokane to hear Allison Thompson, market analyst and owner of The Money Farm, talk about the markets as part of the Agricultural Market and Management Organization’s 2023 winter schedule. Thompson highlighted the market’s volatility,…

China, conflict, capital all impacting markets

By Trista Crossley
Editor

The back end of the 2023 Agricultural Marketing and Management Organization’s winter schedule was heavy on marketing seminars, a perennial favorite topic of growers. Rob Froom, senior central hedge desk manager at United Grain Corporation, kicked it off in Colfax, Wash., where he told producers there are a lot of…

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Knowledge is key to effective herbicide use

By Trista Crossley
Editor

Identification and knowing when a plant is most vulnerable are critical when it comes to chemical weed control in pasture and rangeland according to Jerry Ellis, area sales manager for Envu. Ellis was presenting at the first Agricultural Marketing and Management Organization’s seminar last month. More than two dozen growers…

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Tips to help farmers capitalize on tax rates

By Trista Crossley
Editor

Last month, a small group of growers gathered in Walla Walla to get the latest information on taxes as part of the Agricultural Marketing and Management Organization’s 2023 schedule. The information was presented by Ryan Janke, a CPA with Leffel, Otis & Warwick, P.S. “From a tax standpoint, not a…

Peter Johnson at Wheat College 2022

Wheat College recap

By Trista Crossley
Editor

According to Peter Johnson, better agronomy is the key to unlocking a crop’s yield potential. Johnson, an agronomist from Ontario, Canada, was the featured speaker at the Agricultural Marketing and Management Organization’s (AMMO) 2022 Wheat College, held last month in Ritzville, Wash. More than 75 producers spent the morning learning…

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Wheat College Preview

By Trista Crossley
Editor

One of the Agricultural Marketing and Management’s most popular workshops is back on the 2022 calendar as an in-person event. Wheat College will be taking place June 1 in Ritzville, Wash., with presentations by Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, Corteva Agriscience and Washington State University Extension. Johnson, this year’s featured speaker,…