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Falling Numbers and Farm Bill Strategies

Posted by Alex McGregor on September 16, 2016

Falling Numbers and Farm Bill Strategies

Falling Numbers

We’ve been going all out to learn all we can about the challenges brought to so many farm families in the aftermath of a very fine wheat crop—with the cover ripped off a flawed and too often erratic discount system. The deductions on an already low wheat price have been a brutal surprise—losses of 50 cents, a dollar, sometimes more. The scope of the problem is widespread but still uncertain—some estimates are in the 35- 40% range for the Inland Northwest wheat crop. The first step is to share information about the problem, the second, to learn from what has happened, address it, and do all we can to reduce future risks.

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2016 Scholarship Winners Announced

Posted by Leslie Druffel on May 20, 2016

The McGregor Company will award scholarships to ten local high school seniors this spring. The long time regional family farm supply business has now provided 109 scholarships over a fourteen-year period to talented young future agricultural leaders in fifty-three rural communities of the Inland Northwest. Standing Tall for American Agriculture scholarships are the cornerstone, focusing support of agriculture at a most important level – students.

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Getting a Good Start

Posted by Mike Erickson, Seed Treatment Specialist, Southern Idaho on April 07, 2016

The 2016 crop year is off to a good start with fall planted crops looking great as we come out of winter and head into spring.  Prospects for adequate levels of irrigation water are excellent with above average mountain snow packs being reported all across southern Idaho.  At this point in the season, what more could we ask for?  Higher commodity prices, that’s what!  With last year’s rollback of grain prices, many growers are looking for places to cut expenses in order to find a small fraction of the profits that were available in recent years.

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National Wheat Action Plan Video Goes Viral!

Posted by Leslie Druffel on February 23, 2016

The McGregor Company, an executive partner of the National Wheat Action Plan, created a video to share the action plan objectives. "What a response!" says National Association of Wheat Growers President, Brett Blankenship. President Blankenship has received positive comments from across the wheat growing states as well as support from Europe and Asia.

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2015 Scholarship Winners

Posted by Errin Nelson on July 01, 2015

The McGregor Company has found a wellspring of strength and intelligence in the pool of applicants in the Standing Tall for American Agriculture Scholarship Program.  This program focuses support of agriculture at a most important level – students. Nine local high school seniors each received a $1,000 Standing Tall for American Agriculture Scholarship, to go towards their college tuition. Sarah Mosman of Craigmont Idaho, Makenzi Hughes of Heppner Oregon, Matthew Warren of Dayton Washington, Mitchell Jamison of Garfield Washington, Cade Wallace of Quincy Washington, Brent Rosman of Creston Washington, Jessie Van Buren of Lewiston Idaho, Dakota Olberding of Connell Washington, and Mary Myers of Genesee Idaho,all showed great interest in the ag industry as evident in their applications and essays. The following is a short report on their future endeavors.

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