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USDA Organic Does Not Mean NO PESTICIDES

USDA Organic Does Not Mean NO PESTICIDES… Foods labeled with the USDA Certified Organic logo, doesn’t mean there was never any pesticides used while growing the product. In fact, the USDA has a list of approved pesticides that organic farmers may...

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...

Myth busting: Do farmers ‘drench, douse or slather’ crops in pesticides?

(The following article is re-posted by permission of Genetic Literacy Project in Washington D.C. see links to original website below.) Myth busting: Do farmers 'drench, douse or slather' crops in pesticides? by Steve Savage - September 7, 2016 - Genetic Literacy...

Wonderful Washington Wheat

Wonderful Washington Wheat (The following is an excerpt from the publication; “Washington Wheat Facts 2015/2016” presented by the Washington Grain Commission.) Just how important is wheat production in Washington State? According to the Washington Grain Commission, very important! There is more land...

Washington Wheat Farmers Use the Best Technology to Produce the Best Wheat

Washington Wheat Farmers Use the Best Technology to Produce the Best Wheat by Jonelle Foutz Do you ever think about the food you eat? Where did it come from? How was it grown? With concerns about food safety, pesticide use and...

GMOs and Human Health: GMOs Part IV

GMOs and Human Health:  GMOs Part IV The following excerpt is from the Penn State Ag Science Magazine Spring/Summer 2015 Edition. Ask just about any scientist if GMOs are bad for our health and he or she will say, “Probably not.”...

Washington State – Organic by the Numbers

Washington State - Organic by the Numbers USDA Organic Seal labels continue to appear on more and more food products. People must be buying organic, because the array of organic food at the supermarket continues to increase. In fact, organic...

Bill Gates on how the world will change by 2030

Bill Gates on how the world will change by 2030 Bill Gates Interview: How the world will change by 2030. Fascinating interview with Bill Gates, touching on many technology trends of the future. GMO food and increasing productivity of farming,...

What Consumers Should Know About Pesticides and the Food They Eat

2014 Pesticide Data Program Annual Summary The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has released the summary from 2014 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary.  The data confirms that overall pesticide chemical residues found on the foods...

Alternatives to Pesticides

Alternatives to Pesticides and Integrated Pest Management Many sustainable farms use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as a compliment or alternative to the use of pesticides.  IPM is a growing movement among farms of all sizes that incorporates a variety of...

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.

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Whole-Wheat Oatmeal Molasses Crisps

Crip cookies stand up naturally to the texture of whole-wheat flour. Store these in an airtight container to maintain their crisp texture. These have...

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