PULLMAN, Wash. – Author Don Stuart believes two dangerous trends – loss of farms and damage to ecosystems – are connected and are largely caused by political deadlock between farmers and environmental activists.
Cattle grazing. Photo by istockphoto.com PULLMAN – Having the right number of cattle on the right piece of land for the right amount of time for the right reasons might be a powerful farming tool for ensuring the long-term sustainability – both economic and environmental – of their operations, according to Donald D. Nelson, […]
PULLMAN — In order to address the needs of beginning farmers and ranchers and enhance the sustainability and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture, several western states will receive a $748,651 award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture. WSU’s Western Center for Risk Management Education Team received the award after […]
PUYALLUP –WSU’s Small Farms Program has been awarded two U.S. Department of Agriculture grants to support and assist beginning and disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. Together, the grants will support and strengthen the Small Farms Program’s innovative immigrant farmer program. According to WSU Extension Small Farms educator Doug Collins, the two grants will help the […]
PULLMAN -With dim prospects for higher prices on the near horizon, some eastern Wash. wheat growers may be forced to sell their crops at less than break-even prices to pay off loans they obtained to plant this year’s crop. “Banks are less inclined to stretch out loans to refinance in this environment,” said Douglas Young, […]
Photo: This AgWeatherNet station is located in a field of Washington grapes. (Photo courtesy of Gary Grove). Washington farmers, in the near future, could be downloading podcasts or check their PDAs for the most up-to-date prediction of frost or plant disease outbreaks. That’s what Gary Grove, the new director of the Washington AgWeatherNet, located in […]