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Study: Economic, community impacts of farmers markets

By Sylvia Kantor, WSU Extension

Colorful-carrots-at-farmers-market-by-Michael-Porter-CC-120WENATCHEE, Wash. – Farmers markets in the state have more than doubled in the last decade, from nearly 80 to more than 160, according to a recent report by Washington State University. The report is based on a 2010 study that examined economic and community impacts of farmers markets that could help shape strategies and policies to sustain them.Continue reading

April 26: Tools, horsepower for the small farm at workshop

spader-160EVERETT, Wash. – From wheel hoes, seeders and cultivators to binders, thrashers, walk-behinds and spaders, the tools available to modern farmers can be overwhelming. The workshop “Tools, Equipment and Horsepower for the Small Farm: a Practical Look at What Works” will help participants gain knowledge to make the most of equipment purchases.Continue reading

New online decision tools aid wheat, barley growers

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Wheat barley website 80PULLMAN, Wash. – Unsure of what wheat variety to plant this year? There’s a tool for that. Need help measuring the nitrogen levels in your field, before or after harvest? There’s a tool for that too, thanks to Washington State University.Continue reading