Steve Jones

Lyon Receives State Crop Improvement Association Award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Steven R. Lyon, a senior scientific assistant in Washington State University’s winter wheat breeding program, received the O.A. Vogel Crop Improvement Award Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Washington State Crop Improvement Association in Pasco. The award is given annually to an individual in WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural […]

WSU Varieties Dominate Washington Wheat Acreage

PULLMAN, Wash. – Spring and winter wheat varieties developed by Washington State University scientists top the list of those grown in the state, according to statistics recently released by the Washington Agricultural Statistics Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Spring wheat is estimated at 450,000 acres, and winter wheat is estimated at 1.8 million […]

High Organic Grain Prices Not Attracting Palouse Farmers Yet

PULLMAN, Wash. – 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 barley. That’s about double the prices paid for conventionally grown grain. Cargill’s Ferndale Growers, which formulates organic feed for the state’s organic and dairy meat industries, is […]