As infrastructure ages, WSU economist finds best ways to help ag crops flow

From apples and pears to wheat and potatoes, the bounty of Northwest agriculture depends on roads, bridges, railways and ports to reach a global market. But that vital infrastructure is often decades old, crumbling and inefficient—a bottleneck not just for regional agriculture, but the national economy as well. A research team led by Washington State […]

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Wolf Prize, Transportation, Stemless Cherry

WSU Plant Pathologist James Cook Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize James Cook, former dean of the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and emeritus professor of plant pathology and crop and soil sciences, will be awarded the Wolf Prize for Agriculture. The Wolf Prizes, awarded annually by the Israel-based Wolf Foundation, […]

WSU Economist Finds Nation’s Railcar Fleet in Jeopardy, Impacting Environment and Shipments of Goods

Pullman, Wash. — The nation’s $90 billion fleet of privately owned freight railway cars may be in jeopardy, according to a new report released today by the Transportation Research Group in Washington State University’s School of Economics. The fleet is integral to the efficient movement of goods by rail and drastically reduces the environmental impact […]