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Fruit, nut exporter connects U.S. farms, China markets

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. » More …

New clean plant center director works to protect NW crops

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. » More …

Feb. 11, 25: Workshop teaches farm recordkeeping

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. » More …

Jan. 9: Farmers gain skills in business planning, marketing

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

farm-businessEVERETT, Wash. – The course Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning will be simulcast 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays Jan. 9-March 20 in Gray Wolf Hall at Everett Community College and in Carnation Farm’s Alpine Room, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd., Carnation, Wash., as part of Washington State University Extension’s Cultivating Success series. Two Saturday seminars on focused topics will be Feb. 25 and March 4. » More …

Bird & brew – WSU researcher taps into craft beer craze

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By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PROSSER, Wash. – This Thanksgiving, craft beer’s popularity will be evident in many American households when suds – and wine – appear alongside the turkey and mashed potatoes. » More …

Dec. 3: Workshop on how to do farm taxes

farm-taxesEVERETT, Wash. – A workshop to help farmers understand and complete state and federal business tax reports will be 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett (inside McCollum Park). » More …

Nov. 29: Helping farmers gain access to urban lands

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EVERETT, Wash. – Land access options for farmers in the urban areas of western Washington will be presented 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett (inside McCollum Park). » More …

Nov. 30: Food extrusion course focuses on pulse products

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

extrusionPULLMAN, Wash. – Food processors will learn extrusion techniques for making their products in a Washington State University Extension course 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, at the WSU/UI School of Food Science at the Pullman campus. » More …

Aug. 29: Free farm walk/talk introduces Cultivating Success

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

farm-walkCARNATION, Wash. – A free farm walk and talk will help small farmers and those who wish to farm learn more about the Cultivating Success program, which provides tools to create, develop and expand a sustainable farm operation. » More …