In today’s Ag News Roundup, several ag-related industries expecting profitable months ahead, wolf population in Oregon increases slightly, pollinator activity book now available, women still face farmland inheritance barriers, and farmland prices rise steeply in 2022.
Solid Year for Several Ag-Related Industries Expected
From the Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly report, forestry, fisheries, and nurseries are expected to have a favorable year ahead. The report adds that the next 12 months should be the most profitable.
Wolf Population Increases in Oregon
The annual report from Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management states a slight net increase in the number of wolves in Oregon. Experts cite that the real number of wolves could be much higher, as verification and tracking are difficult.
Pollinator Activity Book Now Available from OSU
A faculty research assistant for the OSU Extension Pollinator Health Program has helped bring a special pollinator activity book to life. A free copy can be downloaded at https://foodhero.org/bees.
Women Face Farmland Inheritance Barriers
From the Daily Yonder, despite many advances in equity over the decades, women are still not inheriting farmland in the same capacity as men. According to the article, much of the problems stem from legal barriers before equal inheritance rights of 1969.
Prices for Farmland Up by 20%
From the Pacific Northwest Ag Network, farmland prices have risen by 20% in 2022. Experts speculate that inflation fears, the war in Ukraine, and other factors are causing the steep rise in prices.