The Western Extension Committee is an organization of Extension Economists from the 13 western states, Guam and other Pacific Islands supported by Cooperative Extension Service Directors in the western region.
The purpose is to share
concerns and ideas, with the goal of becoming more effective as Extension
specialists. Committees and task forces are organized to work together on projects or
issues that are common to several or all states.
Click here to access the recently released 2016 Western Ag Industry Survey, including results for all 13 Western states.
The Agricultural Industry Survey (AIS) results indicate there is emerging financial stress in the west but to a slightly lesser degree than reported nationally. This is likely due to commodity diversification and the relatively wide use of irrigation which has helped to buffer climate risk.
To access the recently released 2016 Western Ag Industry Survey, including results for all 13 Western states click here.