The Meaning of Being Independent

Agrimanagement, Inc. continues to hold firmly to the principal of independence.  We do not sell  ag-products, nor do we make any commission on ag-product sales.  Though we are independent of product sales, we do value interdependence and collaboration with growers and others in the ag industry.

Since 1965 Agrimanagement has offered services using ag-science principals, techniques, technology, and experience to provide relevant recommendations and information in a timely manner that benefit growers.

Being independent means that our services are offered on a fee basis.  Our fees are always up-front and clear which we believe helps Agrimanagement achieve a higher standard of transparency in business. We are members of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC) and are bound by a defined Code of Ethics, which can be viewed at naicc.org

On the issue of transparency, this past Friday the Washington State Legislature quickly passed Senate Bill 6617, which provides significant exemptions to the Public Record Act.  In January, a Thurston County Supreme Court Judge ruled that records held by individual Washington State Legislators are subject to public disclosure, just as they are for local governments, state agencies, and the Governor's office.  However, the Legislature's actions disagree with current public disclosure and transparency laws.

Since all legislators are elected and represent the people that voted them into position, doesn't it seem appropriate for the people to know how they are being represented?  Whatever side you may be on, it is good to let our legislators know what we think (leg.wa.gov ).
 

Current Outlook of Snowpack

Snow in the mountains is one of the life-lines to our valley.  Not only does it provide plenty of winter activities, it provides irrigation water for our crops.  Every year, we hope for sufficient snow in the mountains and this year has not disappointed.  While we don't have as much snow as last year, we do have a favorable snowpack, and depending on spring weather, we have the opportunity for ample supply.

The three-month weather outlook (March-May) from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is predicting an above average probability for below normal temperatures, along with normal to above-normal precipitation. So, what started out as an early year, may end up being fairly normal. 

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TerrAvion & Agrimanagement

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Agrimanagement is excited to partner with TerrAvion to provide an affordable and quality field imaging service for growers. TerrAvion coordinates manned flights throughout Central Washington and Northern Oregon on a subscription basis throughout the growing season. This allows growers to have an up-to-date picture and analysis of all of their fields.  

Growers have instant access to their data via TerrAvion's web portal and mobile app. This allows both the grower and our field scouts the ability to accurately pinpoint and address problems within the field in a timely manner.   

To the right is an example of how thermal imagery can be used to spot a clogged emitter early on in the season. For more imformation about rates and services, please contact Scott Stephen.