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Olympia Farmers Market to double spending power for low-income customers

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

With help from a $30,000 grant from the state Department of Health, the market will increase the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables shoppers using low-income programs can buy from local farmers. Read more.

Photo: Drew Perine/The News Tribune

More and More Latino Becoming Farm Owners And Operators

Posted on April 19, 2018 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Center for Latino Farmers hosts a variety of classes and workshops across Central Washington in an attempt to ease the transition. Read more.

Vancouver's Heritage Orchard: where science and history intersect

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Did you know the apple maggot may have tagged along with the first settlers coming to Washington State from the East Coast? The Heritage Orchard is a great place to study these pests and resurrect the fruits of the pioneers at the same time. Read more.

At Evans Fruit Co., it's about family

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Family comes first at Evans Fruit Co., a 69-year-old growing and shipping operation based in Washington’s Yakima Valley. Read more.

Photo: David Leder/Capital Press

Age of asparagus: Columbia Basin spears available now; Yakima Valley growers won't be far behind

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Now is the time to look for #WashingtonGrown #asparagus! Read more.

Senators Look to Legalize Hemp As Ag Commodity

Posted on April 13, 2018 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The legislation gives states the opportunity to become the primary regulators of #hemp, allow hemp researchers to apply for competitive federal grants from the USDA, and make hemp farmers eligible to apply for crop insurance. Read more.

Guest Opinion: Washington taxpayers and farmers lose in Trump's trade war

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The Chinese government has announced tariffs on 128 products including fresh fruit and wine after President Trump announced steel and aluminum tariffs against China. Read more.

Photo: Andy Perdue Great Northwest Wine

Benton County grower elected to NAWG board as secretary

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

We are so proud of Benton County farmer Nicole Berg for being such a strong advocate for wheat growers in Washington State and beyond! Read more.

Photo: NAWG

Arbor Day celebration set for April 11

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington State Arbor Day is this Wednesday! Arbor Day celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planning and care. Read more.

Photo: Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

Student entomologist stalks predators to save Washington apples

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Why not use a good bug to get rid of a bad one? This WSU student entomologist is studying how earwigs can help growers combat the woolly apple aphid, a persistent pest in Northwest apple orchards, harming trees and shrinking apple harvests. Read more.

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