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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...

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...

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...

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...

All-Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

In honor of national chocolate chip day (May 15), we’re celebrating with our all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. The addition of a splash of lemon juice seems bizarre, but it’s the secret ingredient that somehow gives these cookies...

Preserve NAFTA – Keep International Trade Flowing Freely to Protect Agricultural Exports

Preserving and improving the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is vital to holding the doors open to international trade with our North American neighbors. From apples to software, NAFTA provides innumerable benefits for our state’s industries, especially our...
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Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich with Prosciutto, Arugula and Tapenade

This is a great any-season sandwich. In the summer, you could also add heirloom tomatoes. In the winter, you could add any roasted vegetables. You can store remaining tapenade in the refrigerator for about a week. Makes 2 Sandwiches 1/2...

Revised Washington Pesticide Bill Establishes a “Safety Work Group”

Recently, a Washington pesticide bill quietly made its way through the state Legislature. The form of Senate Bill 6529 that passed in late January is, thankfully, but a shadow of the original bill Washington farmers defined as destructive. Proponents of...

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,...

Protect Agricultural Exports

With the 2018 Farm Bill on the horizon, proposed budget cuts to programs supporting agricultural exports threaten the ability of U.S. farmers to remain competitive in the global market. Imagine leaving the field at the end of a long day...

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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How Using Technology Makes Our Family Farm Better

(Here is an excerpt from an editorial that originally appeared in the Sunday August 28, 2016 eEdition of StarTribune. Click on the link below...

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