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Battle for Spinach: Tiny crop, huge value, no virgin soil, big trouble

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – In the Pacific Northwest, spinach seed is a tiny crop with huge value. And it’s in big trouble. » More …

Cider industry gains WSU Extension ally

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

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Washington State University is helping bolster the surging hard cider industry with the hiring of Bri Ewing as a food and fermentation specialist at the Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center. » More …

Scientists discover perennial hybrid of wheat, wheatgrass

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – With a hybrid crop called Salish Blue, scientists at Washington State University have combined wheat and wheatgrass in a new species with the potential to help Pacific Northwest farmers and the environment. » More …

Indian eatery rises from ashes with local, business support

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

tasteofindia-sign-webMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – As Puja and Kummar Sharma watched firefighters battle the blaze destroying their seven-month-old restaurant, they thought it was a sign: Maybe they weren’t meant to own their own restaurant. But their community wasn’t ready to let the only Indian restaurant in Skagit County disappear. » More …

Jan. 21: Community ag perspectives, opportunities discussed

By Abby Beissinger, WSU Mount Vernon

western-Washington-agricultureMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Past, present and future perspectives on western Washington agriculture will be highlighted at a free, public panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Sakuma Auditorium at Washington State University’s Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536. » More …

WSU research for specialty crops boosted by $1.7 million

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

pearsPULLMAN, Wash. – More than $1.7 million was awarded to Washington State University for specialty crop research including berries, potatoes, grapes, tree fruit, onions, carrots and Christmas trees, the Washington State Department of Agriculture announced today. » More …