By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington Grain Commission announced Wednesday a $5 million gift to expand facilities and advance grain research at Washington State University. Plant growth facilities are central to developing grain varieties through WSU’s plant breeding programs.
By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – Crop scientists at Washington State University have explained how genes in the barley plant turn on defenses against aging and stressors like drought, heat and disease.
By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Demand for locally grown beer and booze has set the stage for craft brewing and distilling industries to capitalize on the flavors of western Washington wheat and barley.
Grain Millers, Inc., in Eugene, Ore., can’t get enough organic grain and is currently offering about $9 per bushel for what it can find, including barley. That’s about double the prices paid for conventionally grown grain. Cargill’s Ferndale Growers, which formulates organic feed for the state’s organic and dairy meat industries, is paying $100 to […]
Field studies on dryland organic grain production will be featured at the 4th-annual Organic Dryland Grain Crop Field Day, scheduled June 20 at the Les and Pat Boyd farm.Field day topics include:*Production systems that facilitate the transition from conventional to organic grain production*The economics of making the transition*Earthworms as indicators of soil health during the […]