Mixed crop-livestock systems: Changing the landscape of organic farming in the Palouse

From Grazing livestock may soon be a common sight in the Palouse region of southeastern Washington, usually known for its rolling hills and grain production. Jonathan Wachter, a soil science doctoral student at Washington State University, has been working with a local farm to improve the competitiveness of organic mixed crop-livestock systems and their potential adoption by growers in ... Read More »

Seats vacated as legislators accept appointments elsewhere

There has been some movement in Olympia the last few days as several legislators have resigned positions to accept other offers. Sen. Brian Hatfield (D-Raymond) resigned Sept. 1 to accept a position working for Gov. Inslee as sector lead for rural economic development. On Aug. 31, Rep. Ross Hunter (D-Bellevue) resigned to head the State Department of Early Learning. Hunter ... Read More »

WSCIA releases 2015 fall buying guide

The Washington State Crop Improvement Association (WSCIA) is a nonprofit organization that works with Washington State University, the Washington State Department of Agriculture and Washington seed growers and conditioners to develop, produce and distribute certified seed in order to improve crop yields and quality in Washington State. Download a copy of the 2015 Fall Buyers Guide. Read More »