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CRP rate redux

By Trista Crossley
Editor

There’s good news for some growers who enrolled in the 2022 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up despite the overall lower rates. The national Farm Service Agency (FSA) office has decided to increase the rates in Asotin and Franklin counties after reviewing data compiled by the state FSA office, the…

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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…

AMMO NRCS FSA-In Spokane, Wash., Travis Martin, Farm Service Agency district director, updated growers on the status of the agency’s programs, with an emphasis on the Conservation Reserve Program. Martin was speaking as part of the Agricultural Marketing and Management Organization’s 2022 schedule.

Growers hear latest on incentive programs

By Guest Author Nate Gallahan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA), along with the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC), teamed up Feb. 10 and 11 to bring Eastern Washington wheat growers the latest incentive programs and Climate-Smart information available for, and supporting, their operations. More than…

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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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