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Trends in Washington Agriculture

Statistical data for the agriculture sector provide important information for decisions by farms, businesses, and policymakers. Federal and state governments historically collect many of these data. As agriculture changes and funding shrinks, other studies on agricultural trends are helping to fill the gap. CSANR has supported data collection and analysis on the organic farming sector, small farms, and direct markets, all segments that have experienced strong growth in recent years. Repeated data collection is necessary to capture the trends over time that support informed decision-making.

 

Featured Publications

Profile of Small Farms in Washington State Agriculture

Ostrom, M. & C. Donovan. 2013. WSU Fact Sheet FS072E.  The fact sheet shows overall trends in farm numbers and the structure of agriculture in Washington.

Statistics on Organic Agriculture

Kirby, E. & D. Granatstein. CSANR’s organic statistics webpages.

 

Additional Publications

Organic Apple Production in Washington State: an Input-Output Analysis

The objective of this paper is to provide an Input-Output (IO) based economic impact analysis for organic apple production in Washington State.

Certified Organic Production: The experiences and perspectives of Washington Farmers

July 2008. A report on a 2007 statewide survery of organic producers done by Dr. Jessica Goldberger, WSU Community and Rural Sociology. CRS Information Series No. 1-08, Pullman, WA.

The Experiences and Perspectives of Idaho’s Certified Organic Producers: Results from a Statewide Survey – June 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Gender and Certified Organic Production in Washington State

Goldberger, J. 2008. Poster. Today, women make up a growing proportion of principle farm operators, especially in “alternative” agriculture. Understanding the experiences and perspectives of female and male farmers will help land-grant universities and other service providers better serve the needs of all organic producers.

The Experiences and Perspectives of Washington’s Certified Organic Producers: Results from a Statewide Survey – December 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Washington Farmer Views on Environmental Policy

2005. CSANR Research Brief.

Can the Way We Eat Change Metropolitan Agriculture? The Portland Example – December 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Building a Healthy Future for Family Farms: Washington State Family Farming Summit

Washington State Family Farming Summit October 13-14, 2003 Wenatchee, Washington.

New Crop of Farmers Ready to Go in Washington: Where’s the Land? – December 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

King County Food System Atlas

CSANR Technical Report 2005. Ostrom, M., R. Hines, and R. Warren.

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