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Landrace grains help diversify commodity farmer’s income

By Trista Crossley
Editor

Neil Appel and his wife, Liz, have been growing commodity crops on their family’s Dusty, Wash., wheat farm for nearly two decades, but in the last couple of years, they’ve given over some of their acreage to raising landrace grains for Don Scheuerman at Palouse Heritage. Read more about Palouse…

Brothers find success in landrace, heritage grain

By Trista Crossley
Editor

Surrounded by a sea of grain, Palouse Heritage is making its own waves in the local and regional food system with their landrace and heritage crops. Located between Endicott and St. John., Wash., Palouse Heritage was established in 2015 by brothers Don and Richard Scheuerman who grew up on a…

A good food fit

By Trista Crossley
Editor

As consumer awareness of where and how food is grown continues to increase, some farmers are finding success selling into their local and regional food systems. For more than 25 years, Colette DePhelps has worked with multiple partners in the Inland Northwest to develop community food systems and small farms…

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Grant program gets green light

By Trista Crossley
Editor

After three years of stop-and-go progress, the Sustainable Farms and Fields (SFF) grant program finally has the green light to start funding climate-smart farming practices across Washington state. “Sustainable Farms and Fields is a brand new program we are rolling out. It is intended to support growers who are interested…

Chad Kruger, director at the Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, gave a break-out presentation on carbon offset markets at the 2021 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention in December.

Coolish on carbon

By Trista Crossley
Editor

At December’s 2021 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, two break-out sessions tried to clear the air concerning carbon markets. Shelby Swain Myers, an economist from the American Farm Bureau, looked at the developing national carbon market programs, while Chad Kruger, director at the Washington State University (WSU) Center for Sustaining Agriculture…

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Costing out carbon markets

By Trista Crossley
Editor

At December’s 2021 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, Shelby Swain Myers, an economist from the American Farm Bureau Federation, looked at the developing national carbon market. Her takeaway was that while there may be a financial opportunity for agriculture, there are still more questions than answers. According to Myers, agriculture is…

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Wheat and Greet

By Trista Crossley
Editor

After having to cancel last year due to COVID-19, this year’s Tri-State Grain Growers Convention had a lot of ground to cover. Producers gathered at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Wash., Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, to listen to noted national speakers discuss the way consumers view food production;…

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What does Washington congressional leader have to say?

By Trista Crossley
Editor

Wheat Life reached out to Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) to see what he thought about the climate and carbon mitigation efforts in Washington, D.C. What are some of the major red flags for you when you are considering any climate/carbon-related legislation? The U.S. is already a global leader in emissions…

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Climate, Carbon efforts in the crosshairs

By Trista Crossley
Editor

Nearly a year into the Biden Administration, efforts focusing on climate, clean energy and carbon markets continue to ramp up. The Washington Association of Wheat Growers works through the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), the national wheat industry organization, to monitor these efforts and to provide feedback. Jacob Westlin,…

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Snodgrass to revisit weather at convention

By Trista Crossley
Editor

Want to hear more long-term weather predictions from Eric Snodgrass? The principal atmospheric scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions will be appearing as a keynote speaker at the 2021 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Wash. In his presentation, Snodgrass will…

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