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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...

High-Tech Farming for Affordable, Sustainable Food

Agriculture and technology both drive Washington’s economy. Agriculture contributes more than $51 billion to the state’s economy. Now, advances in technology help farmers improve our state’s food production systems, so high-tech farming means more people have access to affordable...

Female Principals in Washington State

Washington State University's “Profile of Small Farms in Washington State Agriculture” fact sheet reports a growing number of farm operators and owners who are women, with Washington State having a higher proportion of female principal operators than the national...
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What’s Grown in Washington?

Washington farmers work hard to feed our state and the world. Washington ranks beneath only California in the number of crops produced commercially. Thanks to the diversity of our climate and geography, Washington farmers produce more than 300 different...

Washington Farmers: Combatting Food Insecurity

As Washington farmers embrace technologies and advances in research to improve food production, our residents benefit. About 14 percent of Washington residents experience food insecurity, below the national average. The number of food insecure 8th through 12th graders has...

Women In Ag

Women in Ag According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 2012 Agricultural Census, nearly one-million women are working America’s lands. That is nearly a third of our nation’s farmers. These women are generating $12.9 billion in annual agricultural sales. ...
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