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Grilled Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Capered Cream Cheese

Grilled Smoked Salmon with Capered Cream Cheese Smoked salmon and cream cheese is a time-honored pairing. For a quick fix, stir some capers and lemon zest into herbed cream cheese. Makes 4 sandwiches 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped capers 1 tablespoon finely minced...

Mastering the Art of Whole-Wheat Baking

Whole-wheat baking is a delicious way to enrich your diet, but baking with whole-wheat flour takes some practice. If you’re new to baking with whole-wheat flour, work your way up slowly to determine the right proportion of whole-wheat flour...

Join the GMO Conversation

Advances in Genetic Engineering Are Changing the Field Genetic engineering has evolved dramatically since the first GMO Flavr Savr tomato hit grocery store shelves in 1994. Today, we’re way past the “Frankenfoods” of the ‘90s, when we worried about genetic...

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 in Asian noodles

Eastern Markets Love Washington Wheat for Its Quality in Favorite Dishes – But That...

Washington wheat is the preferred standard of quality for buyers in Asian countries – Think of all those delicious noodle dishes! But, without proper funding to promote agricultural exports and without the benefit of access to the TPP, our...

Funding Agricultural Research for a Sustainable Food Supply

Wheat farmers in Washington breathe a small sigh of relief as Wheat prices come in at slightly above the record lows of the past two years—but not high enough. Many of our farmers are unable to break even financially...

USDA Report says, 97-Percent of all U.S. Farms are Family-Owned

USDA Report says, 97-Percent of all U.S. Farms are Family-Owned So THIS is the face of corporate farming; The American family. According to a 2012 United States Department of Agriculture census, 97-percent of all U.S. farms are family-owned. The USDA’s National...

GMO – One of the Good Guys

GMO - One of the Good guys GMO is one of the most misunderstood tools of high-tech farming. The names used to describe GM seeds including "GMO and genetically engineered" can sound threatening to consumers, and have created marketing disadvantages for products...

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...
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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...

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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A Growing Number of Immigrant Farmers

A Growing Number of Immigrant Farmers According to the Washington State University Extension Fact Sheet: "Profile of Small Farms in Washington State Agriculture," between 1997...

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