Read about recent events and issues concerning agriculture in Washington.
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“So far, literally, it has been an absolutely perfect growing season,” said Chris Voigt, executive director of the Washington Potato Commission, Moses Lake. Read more.
Photo: WA Potato Commission
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Approximately $130 million worth of Pacific Northwest cherries went to China last year, accounting for 11 percent of the total crop and a third of export sales. Read more.
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Raspberry farmers in Whatcom county are facing tough times. Read more.
Photo: Lynden Tribune
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Native alkali bees are the perfect pollinators for Walla Walla alfalfa crops! Read more.
Photo: Doug Walsh/WSU
Chickpeas, lentils and other pulses are having a renaissance moment and it's a boon for Northwest farmers
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Our growing love of chickpeas, especially in hummus, is a boon for farmers in Eastern Washington! Chickpeas and other pulses like lentils, dry green and yellow peas, and dry beans are perfect crops in fields that would otherwise lie fallow, because they pull nitrogen from their surroundings and return it to the soil in a form that’s accessible for the next wheat crop.Read Full Post »
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Did you know that the celiac-inducing factors in wheat are actually historical genetic remnants found in older “heirloom” types as well as modern varieties? For the 1% of us who suffer from celiac disease, new gene editing techniques will make celiac-safe wheat possible in the near future. Read more.
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