Ag Expo 2013  & Lower Wheat Stocks

Ag Expo 2013 & Lower Wheat Stocks

Ag Expo 2013 & Lower Wheat Stocks

I’m Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today.

For the last thirty-six year the Spokane Ag Expo has been providing anyone in the business of agriculture an opportunity to see the latest in farming innovations. Jack Reber, who has been with the Ag Expo for the past eight years, talks about what to expect at this year’s event.

REBER: Besides the exhibitors, which are extremely important to Ag Expo, on the Farm Forum side we have three dozen seminars that are spread throughout the three days. They run the entire gambit subject wise from energy, and financial, and family farming, and land value trends. We’ve got the recertification courses that the farmers and ranchers can take advantage of and sign off on those annual needs.

Reber says the Ag Expo isn’t just for farmers and ranchers though.

REBER: We see a number of urban visitors who are becoming more and more aware of the importance of farming and agriculture to our regional economy.

The Spokane Expo runs February 5 - 7, and will also feature speakers Art Douglas, Jim Fitzgerald, and Kevin Van Trump. For more information visit

The Washington Field Office of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has announced that as of December 1, 2012 the quantity of total wheat stored in Washington was 105.1 million bushels, a decrease of 22 percent from December 1, 2011. Nationwide the quantity of wheat stored in all positions totaled 1.66 billion bushels on December 1, 2012, down only slightly from December 1, 2011.


I’m Lacy Gray and that’s Washington Ag Today on the Ag Information Network. 

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