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WSU researcher creates cooking-oil based ‘bioasphalt’

By Becky Phillips, University Communications

Wen-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Over the past century, asphalt has played an integral role in the American economy, keeping us all connected through a sprawling, easily accessible web of national roadways.  But now, thanks to a researcher at Washington State University, the familiar fossil-fueled-based product is going green.

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New farm bill helps WSU support Washington agriculture

farm-bill-windmillPULLMAN, Wash. – Consistent, increased funding for Washington State University’s research on tree fruit, clean energy, vegetables and other specialty crops, as well as increased support for the National Clean Plant Network, are just several vital components of the farm bill signed by President Obama today that will strengthen WSU’s ability to support and stimulate the state’s food and wine industries. » More …

Discovering western Washington grains in a glass

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

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Demand for locally grown beer and booze has set the stage for craft brewing and distilling industries to capitalize on the flavors of western Washington wheat and barley. » More …