Pomeroy: A Farming Community

Agriculture: Optimistic with risk


August 4, 2022

-EW photo

Wheat harvest is off and running in Garfield County. Week before last, Luke Ledgerwood's operation was captured by the East Washingtonian lens as it made the opening cut on a piece west of Dodge Junction on July 22. This has been an interesting year weatherwise for local small-grains producers, evidenced by the late start around the region. Rainfall in April, May and June was upwards of 200% above normal, but the upside is that yields and quality should make it an above-average year. The East Washingtonian's "Pomeroy, A Farming Community" Special Edition continues on page 4

Facing the country at this time are some heavy-laden factors that range from climate change, supply chain, taxes, and economic uncertainties. State and federal governments are pressing forward with their focus on climate change, mostly, while the rest of the country makes the best of the aftermath of the pandemic shutdowns and recovery.

The Climate Impacts Group, College of the Environment, at...

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