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Right time, place grazing key to sustainability

Cattle grazing. Photo by     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, […]

Program to aid beginning farmers receives award

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 […]

WSU Small Farms Program wins grant to support farmers

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 […]

Monitoring the future

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 […]