Short Course Offered in Sustainable Livestock Production

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Are you looking to sell your goat or lamb meat into local markets? While the demand and sales opportunities are growing, it can be challenging to sustainably manage livestock production and direct market the finished product. On Saturday, Oct. 23, livestock producers are invited to a one-day intensive course on sustainable sheep […]

Course Helps Aspiring Farmers and Ranchers in “Cultivating Success”

EVERETT, Wash. — The rising market demand for locally produced food is increasing opportunities for current and would-be farmers and ranchers. But to succeed farmers must be able to adapt quickly, making decisions about crops, farming practices and marketing. Washington State University Snohomish County Extension is offering a 12-week course to provide small-acreage farmers and […]

Wine in China, Grapevine Fanleaf Disease, Grapevine Moth

WSU Economists Explore the Chinese Market for Wine Economists at Washington State University are investigating ways to market Washington wine to the growing Chinese consumer market. The research consists of examining Chinese preferences for wine from different countries coupled with economic experiments, said economics professor Jill McCluskey. “It is important to understand Chinese consumers’ preferences […]

Biodegradable Mulch, Field to Fuel, Willingness to Pay

Biodegradable Mulch: Applying Textile Science for a Positive Impact on Agriculture New research in the WSU Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles department is proving there is a lot more to AMDT than sewing and pattern making. Scientists in AMDT are involved in a research project to develop a biodegradable mulch which would provide an alternative […]