Pacific Northwest

Worsening drought conditions in West draw response from Washington officials

In response to worsening drought conditions in the West, including in areas like the Klamath River Basin, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released the following statement on April... more »

Greenhouse grown cherries give Washington grower a head start

Following low temperatures in Washington last week, a small portion of the upcoming cherry crop is likely affected. “The temperature went down to 24-25 degrees Fahrenheit. We’re seeing damage already but it depends on the... more »

Team to study soil compaction on farms in Washington and beyond

While soil compaction happens below the surface, it has many above-ground impacts on crops. Compacted soil doesn’t absorb water very well, makes it hard for plants to send out roots, inhibits plant nutrient absorption and... more »

Science background benefits Washington state fruit grower

April Clayton, a farmer and scientist, has a full personal and professional plate, but makes it a priority to find time to share on social media about how fruit trees are raised, carefully tended and... more »

USDA modifies handling regulation for Oregon and Washington pears

The USDA announced March 24 a final rule modifying the handling regulation for pears grown in Oregon and Washington. This action decreases the maximum acceptable pressure for Beurre D’Anjou pears shipped throughout the United States... more »

Washington state seeks help to detect destructive, invasive Japanese beetle

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is asking the public to report any sightings of Japanese beetle, an invasive and highly destructive pest, and will be hosting an educational webinar about the beetles in April.... more »

Two branded apple varieties gain consumer momentum

The latest Nielsen dataset* indicates that Cosmic Crisp and Autumn Glory apples are gaining momentum with consumers. Both varieties led the national apple category in percentage growth of dollars and pounds for the three months... more »

First NASDA Women’s Farm2Food Accelerator chooses Oregon women

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Foundation, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington State Department of Agriculture, has launched the first Women's Farm2Food Accelerator. The Women’s Farm2Food Accelerator will help... more »

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