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USDA Announces Wildfire Prevention Investments
USDA Announces Wildfire Prevention Investments
USDA Announces Wildfire Prevention Investments
Earlier this week, the Department of Agriculture announced the first investment of a $1 billion effort to mitigate wildfire risks as the nation faces an ongoing wildfire crisis.  USDA announced a $197 million investment for 100 projects that benefit 22 states as part of the Community Wildfire Defense Grant program.  The For...
PNW Honey Production Up 2% from 2021
PNW Honey Production Up 2% from 2021
PNW Honey Production Up 2% from 2021
According to NASS, honey production in Washington last year hit 2.75 million pounds, a 10% drop from 2021.  There were 86,000 honey producing colonies, 10,000 lower than the previous year.  The yield per colony averaged 32.0 pounds, unchanged from the previous year.  Washington's...
Canola Acreage Expected To Continue To Grow
Canola Acreage Expected To Continue To Grow
Canola Acreage Expected To Continue To Grow
Over the past five years, canola acreage across the Northwest has grown at a fairly consistent rate.  One of the few exceptions was reported between 2021 and 2022, but Karen Sowers, Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Canola Association said that flat trend was not due to demand, but rather due to weather the region experienced last spring.  But she...

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