Local Brewery Slates April 16 for Beers for Bears Fundraiser

Pullman, Wash. – Paradise Creek Brewery, Pullman’s newest brewery, has slated April 16 for Beers for Bears, a fundraising event to benefit the Washington State University Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center. The brewery will be releasing their seasonal Grizzly Brown Ale at the fundraiser. For every pint of Grizzly Brown Ale sold, Paradise Creek […]

State USDA Official Tells Rural Leaders, “I’m from the Government and I’m Here to Help”

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — The Washington state Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program told a gathering of rural community leaders that he often uses the old punch line, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” as an icebreaker with rural audiences. Mario Villanueva said the line usually gets him […]

$500,000 in Ag Pilot Projects Funded

PULLMAN, Wash. – Agricultural pilot projects will receive $500,000 in funding from the Washington State Legislature. The agriculture projects are designed to increase wider adoption of direct seeding in Spokane County, create farmland habitat for shorebirds in Skagit County, encourage wider adoption of environmentally friendly integrated pest management strategies, and to test the feasibility and […]

WSU BioAg Program Hires Coordinator, Receives Funding

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University soil scientist Lynne Carpenter-Boggs has been named to the position of coordinator of the university’s Biologically Intensive Agriculture and Organic Farming program, or BIOAg. The program was recently funded by the state Legislature. Carpenter-Boggs currently is an instructor and researcher in WSU’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. She […]

Ag Groups Give Generously to Research, Public Support Falls Short

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington’s commodity commissions give generously — five times the national average — to support agricultural research, but public-sector funding is falling short, according to Washington State University’s James R. Carlson, associate director of the Agricultural Research Center. “In fiscal year 1995-1996, Washington’s commodity commissions contributed over $4.7 million to support research at […]