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Shell games: Washington a leader in oyster farming

Posted by Washivore on December 18, 2017 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

With hundreds of small oyster-growing operations, some as small as a few acres, Washington produces more cultivated oysters than any other state in the country. Read more.


(Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

How to give away fruit

Posted by Washivore on December 15, 2017 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Orchardist Rick Alderson is one of many Washington growers contributing produce to food banks in the state. Read more.

(Ross Courtney/Good Fruit Grower)

 


Forging a family bond and love for farming

Posted by Washivore on December 15, 2017 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Mianecki brothers grow timothy hay, spring triticale, wheat, beans, corn, fresh peas and occasional sweet corn on the Royal Slope. Read more.

Steelhead Cider: Full Interview with Ben Barnes

Posted by Washivore on December 14, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington State ciders are the best! Get to know Ben Barnes, who is also a third generation apple grower, from Steelhead Cider in this fun interview. Read more.


Wheat Ambassadors Work to Educate Themselves and the Public

Posted by Washivore on December 12, 2017 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Lexi hopes "that people can understand the good in wheat growers." We are proud of her and her co-ambassador Kyle Appel for sharing their passion for farming with others! Read more.


2017 Family Business Awards, Business Transformation: Twin Brook Creamery

Posted by Washivore on December 11, 2017 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Lynden-based Twin Brook Creamery has been owned by the Stap family since 1910. Read more.

Photo credit Hayley Young

Christmas trees and blueberries

Posted by Washivore on December 8, 2017 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Kicker family in Walla Walla grows Christmas trees, blueberries, and lots more in Walla Walla, WA. Read more.


Spring treatment proposed to protect Washington trees from gypsy moth

Posted by Washivore on December 7, 2017 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is proposing to treat two areas in Western Washington in the spring of 2018 to eradicate introductions of gypsy moth, a non-native, invasive pest that decimates trees. Read more.


Washington's acclaimed wine begins in carefully tended vineyards

Posted by Washivore on December 5, 2017 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington ranks No. 2 in the country for wine production and number of wineries, and is worth $2.067 billion to the state’s economy. Read more.

(Dan Pelle/The Spokesman Review)

Lamb Weston doubles fry production with Richland plant expansion

Posted by Washivore on November 28, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Potatoes provide almost $7.5 billion in economic activity in the state. Read more.



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