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Organic Ag Snapshot for 2017

Organic agriculture in Washington State, as with the rest of the country and world, experienced continued growth in 2017, as we documented in our latest…

Organic Farming Continues to Expand

It’s hard for much to make the news other than politics these days.  But the world keeps on turning, we keep on eating, and growers…

Washington organic apples – nearly a billion strong!

It is apple harvest time again in Washington State, albeit about two weeks earlier than normal in most places. This will be a large crop…

The “Sunset Review” Process of the National Organic Standards Board

This post was written by Harold Austin, NOSB member and David Granatstein, WSU The Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-624, Nov. 28,…

Organic appetite continues to grow

Next week, Sept. 12-19, is Washington Organic Week, an annual celebration of organic farms, foods, and businesses in the state. This week we are releasing…

Blueberries are Blooming and Booming

Consumer interest in blueberries as part of a healthy diet has exploded in recent years.  Blueberries are considered one of the “superfruits”, full of antioxidants…

Washington Organic Week – a time to celebrate the harvest

Every year the second week in September (7th-13th this year) is designated as Washington Organic Week (WOW!) to celebrate the organic farmers, farms and food…

Washington Agriculture by the Numbers

The results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture were recently released by USDA.  Every 5 years, the National Agricultural Statistics Service fields a nationwide census…

From micro- to macro- : what are we ignoring in agriculture?

Every now and then a news story or article really makes me stop and think.  I just listened to an interview on NPR on Monday,…

Greening Up with Cover Crops for Yield and Sustainability

I had the good fortune to attend the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health in Omaha, Nebraska recently.  Soil health is in the…
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