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Defining What Sustainable Agriculture Really Means

If we go by the dictionary definition of sustainable, the meaning is pretty clear. When we start talking about sustainable agriculture, things get a little more complicated. SUSTAINABLE: Able to be maintained at a certain rate or level. As our culture...

Truth About Snake River Dams

Fact or Fiction: Truth About Breaching the Snake River Dams Debates and court battles about the future of the Snake River Dams have persisted for decades as opponents of the dams’ existence argue vehemently that breaching them is the only...

What’s Grown and Where in Washington

What's Grown and Where in Washington Interactive Map of Agricultural Land Use in Washington State The Washington State Department of Agriculture has developed a “pretty cool” as well as informational interactive map that identifies agricultural land use in our state. The Interactive...

Women in Ag Resources

Women in Ag Resources: Resources from Partners with the U.S. Department of Agriculture White House Council on Women and Girls – join the national discussion about opportunity, leadership, and the unique challenges faced by women The Small Business Administration has many resources...

Did you know?

Did You Know? Herbicides can aid soil conservation. The use of herbicides reduces the need for tilling, preventing soil erosion and water loss.

Did You Know? Yakima County has the most organic farms of any county in Washington?

Fact or Fiction?

Fiction: Organic farming means grown without pesticides.

Fact: The USDA approves a lengthy list of pesticides for organic farming. Take a look here.


Top 40 Commodities in Washington State

Washington is second only to California in the number of agricultural commodities produced; over 230. Top 40 Commodities in Washington State, 2011 Value of Production 1. Apples $1,831,165,000 2. Milk $1,276,983,000 3....