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Wheat farmer, WSU supporter receives alumni award
October 13, 2016

randy-suess-wsu-alumni-award-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Randy Suess, area wheat farmer and advocate for Washington State University agriculture research and extension, was honored Wednesday with the WSU Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his support of local and global wheat partnerships and of ag and community programs throughout the region.

Limited registration opens Oct. 10 for Wheat Academy
October 4, 2016

wheat-field-by-HenryPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Extension will host the annual Wheat Academy Dec. 13 and 14 in the Vogel Plant Biosciences Building teaching laboratories. Registration opens Monday, Oct. 10, and is limited to 75.

Flour company expands classes to new Bread Lab
September 26, 2016

baking-classMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – King Arthur Flour, America’s oldest flour company, will expand its baking school this fall from New England to Washington State University’s Bread Lab in the Skagit Valley.

Does ‘wheat sweat’ add humidity to region’s weather?
August 18, 2016

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – “Corn sweat” made big news in late July as the Midwest baked and wilted in heat and humidity. Television reporters standing waist-deep among corn stalks explained how millions of crop acres across the nation’s Corn Belt were contributing to a stretch of miserable weather.

WSU wheat researchers tackle widespread quality problem
August 11, 2016

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

HarvestPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington wheat farmers are being hit hard by low falling numbers in their grain. A sign of poor flour quality, low falling numbers are caused by severe temperature swings or rain before harvest.

Two WSU wheat scientists named Vogel Endowed Chairs
June 16, 2016

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

Carter,-left,-and-PumphreyLIND, Wash. – Washington State University’s two leading wheat breeders will advance the state’s $1 billion wheat industry as co-recipients of the O.A. Vogel Endowed Chair in Wheat Breeding and Genetics.

June 22: How healthy soil improves yields, ecosystem
June 15, 2016

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

Farm-tourPULLMAN, Wash. – Experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Washington State University will share the latest research on how soil health can improve farm profitability at the Cook Agronomy Farm Field Day Wednesday, June 22, in Whitman County, Wash.

Jan. 8-9: Rebuilding west side grain economy
January 4, 2016

grains-logoOLYMPIA, Wash. – Rebuilding a regional grain economy west of the Cascade Mountains will be the focus of the 2016 Cascadia Grains Conference Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8-9, in Olympia and field-trip sites throughout Thurston County.

Plant growth facility dedicated
October 19, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – The new $15 million Washington Grains Plant Growth Facility on the Washington State University Pullman campus was dedicated Saturday.