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Schoesler, Floyd to Speak at Spillman Field Day July 12

State Sen. Mark Schoesler and new Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd are scheduled to speak during the noon program of the Spillman Agronomy…

Jim Cook Finally Got His Farm

Jim Cook gave up his dream of farming long ago to go into science. Thursday, the National Academy of Sciences member finally got his farm:…

Bee Researcher Explores Possible Link Between Pesticides and Colony Collapse Disorder

The sudden disappearance of honey bees in many parts of the country might be related to pesticide exposure, according to Washington State University entomologist Walter…

Wine Pioneer Ray Folwell Retires after 39 years

Ray Folwell retired May 31, closing out a remarkable 39-year career on the Washington State University faculty. The Illinois native was hired by WSU’s Agricultural…

Cougar Flour Power Is Model of Sustainable Agriculture

The majority of wheat grown in eastern Washington is consumed far from the region’s rolling hills. But thanks to a growing business partnership between Washington…

Washington’s Green Industry

At more than $326 million in 2005, the nursery and greenhouse industry is Washington’s eighth most valuable commodity in terms of production, according the USDA’s…

Bug Off: Structural Pest IPM Facility Opens in Puyallup

Why would anyone intentionally build a new house with deck posts in contact with soil, improperly installed window flashings, a leaking toilet and attic insulation…

Local Farm Walks Highlight Farming Issues and Practices

Rotational grazing, a goat dairy and a cheese facility were just three of the many features discussed at the first 2007 Farm Walk at Pine…

High Organic Grain Prices Not Attracting Palouse Farmers Yet

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…

WSU Plant Scientists Earn National Ranking

Washington State University scientists conducting research on plants and animals are among the most productive in the nation, according to a survey measuring faculty scholarly…
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