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Forest-powered biofuel flight heads to Washington, D.C.

SEATTLE – Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests. » 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 …

$2M grant funds continuing WSU research of organic quinoa

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

quinoa-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University just completed four years determining the best varieties of organic quinoa for Pacific Northwest farmers to grow. A new grant will help researchers assess crop yields, prices and more to help growers turn a profit. » More …

Study: Neonicotinoid pesticides pose low risk to honey bees

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – While neonicotinoid pesticides can harm honey bees, a new study by Washington State University researchers shows that the substances pose little risk to bees in real-world settings. » More …

A win-win for farmers and slowing climate change

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

Bill-Pan-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Climate change is already transforming agriculture in Washington. To help farmers deal with climate change, Bill Pan, a Washington State University professor of crop and soil sciences, is talking to them about ways to both adapt to changes and slow them down. » More …

High school students win at alternative energy challenge

imagine-tomorrow-alaska-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Approximately $100,000 in cash prizes was awarded to high school teams from Washington and Idaho at the Alaska Airlines’ Imagine Tomorrow competition. » More …

Interim President Bernardo receives WSU alumni award

BernardoPULLMAN, Wash. – Daniel J. Bernardo, interim president of Washington State University, was honored Wednesday with the WSU Alumni Association’s highest award – the Alumni Achievement Award – in recognition of his leadership as interim president, provost and dean. » More …

WSU Aggie of the Year ready to support farming

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

JenicaHagler-headPULLMAN, Wash. – Growing up in the rural town of Kuna, Idaho, Jenica Hagler found chores like feeding livestock, helping newborn calves and showing animals at the fair to be life lessons — challenging but satisfying. » More …

NARA member receives approval for bio-jet fuel

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) congratulates our fuels partner, Gevo, Inc. for ASTM International’s inclusion of Gevo’s alcohol to jet (ATJ) synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK) into ASTM D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons). This inclusion makes Gevo’s ATJ-SPK eligible to be used as a blending component, up to 30%, in standard Jet A-1 fuel used by commercial airlines in the United States and in many other countries around the globe. » More …