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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...

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...

Genetically engineered crops are safe for humans, major study finds

(The following article originally appeared in the Kansas City Star, and is reprinted by permission of the author. The link to the original article is posted below.) Genetically engineered crops are safe for humans, major study finds Despite some consumer anxiety...

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 to read the entire article.) How Using Technology Makes Our Family Farm Better Thanks to innovations like...

Biotech Partnerships

Biotech seeds have been approved by global safety agencies for nearly 20 years.  The following agencies have approved biotech crops to be as safe and acceptable as their conventional counterparts include: The U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) The European...

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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Washington State’s Rankings in U.S. Agriculture

Washington State's Ranking's in U.S. Agriculture We all know Washington apples are the best in the nation, even the world. You may be pleasantly surprised...

The Role of Seed Treatments

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