PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today that it has taken legal action in state and federal court against Phytelligence, an agricultural biotechnology company, for breach of contract and patent and trademark infringement. The litigation, which relates to the Cosmic Crisp apple, was filed to protect WSU’s intellectual property rights.
By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension EVERETT, Wash. – A 12-week course, “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning,” begins Jan. 8 and will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, in Stanwood and Renton, via simulcasting.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC TACOMA, Wash. – Farm Breeze International, a specialty crop export company headquartered in Tacoma, did $7.5 million in revenue in its first year selling tree nuts and fruit concentrate to China. In its second year, 2016, it shipped 15 million pounds of tree nuts and revenue more than tripled.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PROSSER, Wash. – As new director of the Clean Plant Center Northwest, Scott Harper will help growers stop devastating crop viruses before they gain a foothold. His top priority is to grow the Northwest’s supply of virus-free fruit trees, vines and hops.
By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension EVERETT, Wash. – Accurate financial records are essential to a farm business. A two-Saturdays workshop Feb. 11 and 25 will include information from experts about how to set up and maintain a farm money system.