With seed grant, economist studies farmer decisions for better food security

Worldwide, one in five people live on less than $1.25 per day. In rural Africa, much of that income comes from livestock animals like cattle and goats, providing nutrition as well as a livelihood. Every decision that farmers make about those animals—especially, whether to vaccinate them against common diseases—impacts productivity and the future of their […]

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, National Corp. on Community Service Fund WSU Extension Grants to Boost Eastern Washington Prosperity

PULLMAN, Wash. – Building on the successes of two of its “poverty to prosperity” projects, Washington State University Extension has been awarded two new grants totaling $100,000 to help eastern Washington residents – especially Latinos and young people –build their economic assets.

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 […]