2010 Publications

Agriculture of the Middle external resource

This national initiative seeks to renew what is being called the “agriculture-of-the-middle.” This term refers to a disappearing sector of mid-scale farms/ranches and related agrifood enterprises that are unable to successfully market bulk commodities or sell food directly to consumers. Begun as a task force in 2003, the initiative is entering a development phase.

Pacific Regional Biomass Energy Partnership

This is a 6-state effort supported jointly by the State Energy Offices and the US Department of Energy that provides a clearinghouse for information on bioenergy in the region. It is the repository for a number of research reports and tools developed by CSANR and our colleagues.

Biofuels Cropping Systems Research and Extension Project

Pacific Northwest cropping systems are dominated by irrigated specialty crops (ie. fruits and vegetables), high quality forages, and a dryland cereal grain system (primarily wheat). It is highly unlikely that we will ever seen the fence-row to fence-row production of commodity crops that fit the model of first generation biofuel crops (ie. corn and soybeans). However, a number of interesting alternative crops that could be used for first or second generation biofuels / bioproducts could prove to be interesting options that enable farmers to manage their current cropping systems more sustainably. For instance, the brassica crops (canola, mustard, camelina, etc.) are a valuable rotational crop for wheat by providing biological and management tools that enable producers to break up weed and disease cycles that affect wheat production. Some of the high-biomass producing grasses could provide tools to both dryland and irrigated producers to restore degraded soils. A long-term biofuels croppping systems research project to develop and evaluate the use of biofuel crops in Washington cropping systems (statewide) was established in 2007.

WSU Bioprocessing and Bioproducts Engineering Laboratory

Professor Shulin Chen’s Research Laboratory group at the WSU Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Research efforts include organic waste inventory and characterization; anaerobic digestion of manure and food processing wastes; High Solids Anaerobic Digestion for the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Wastes (OFMSW); recovery of nutrients and fertilizers from organic wastes; and pre-treatment technology for advanced biofuels derived from organic wastes.

WSU Thermo-Chemical Engineering Laboratory: Manuel Garcia-Perez

Professor Garcia-Perez is an expert in thermo-chemical engineering of biomass into energy and products. Our work with Garcia-Perez includes the development and evaluation of biochar from the pyrolysis of woody organic wastes as a potential soil amendment.

Biofuel Economics and Policy for Washington State

This report is a comprehensive response to 2007 Washington State legislation (HB 1303) that tasked Washington State University to 1) analyze the types and corresponding amounts of biofuel in the state and 2) recommend viable incentive programs to promote biofuel market development. Inside you will find policy recommendations based on analysis of a broad set of policy options, including renewable fuel standards and subsidies, carbon taxes, as well as approaches to support research, implementation of new technologies, and creation of infrastructure.

Advances in Brassica seed meal formulation and application protocol for control of apple replant disease.

M. Mazzola poster, December 2010, Wash. St. Hort. Assoc. meeting. A summary of the most recent field results using brassica seed meal mixtures.

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.

Grain production information for western Washington

A list of resources targeted towards maritime production systems.

Dryland Organic Production

Includes presentations on marketing, general production, and no-till production from two annual workshops.

Plant Breeding – WSU Mt. Vernon

The Plant Breeding program at NWREC concentrates on crops that fit into diverse annual and perennial rotations on small and mid-sized farms. Farmer participatory approaches and other innovative methods are utilized to improve crops such as small grains. Research is prioritized to favor producer groups and crops that are not being served by conventional research programs and approaches.

Organic and Integrated Fruit Production

website; WSU Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.

Organic Raspberry Root Rot Control

Dr. Carol Miles, WSU Mt Vernon Research and Extension Center, and Dr. Pete Bristow, WSU Puyalllup, are investigating organic options to control root rot (Phytopthora fragriae var. rubi). This study is focused on organic root rot control, however all raspberry growers will benefit from new disease management options.

Understory Management in Organic Orchards

Trials examined weed control, soil quality, tree nutrition, and water use. Also monitored for voles, and testing potential for mulch to host nematodes for control of codling moth larvae. David Granatstein, WSU CSANR, Wenatchee.

Organic Farming Systems

In 2003 an organic vegetable production systems experiment was established on organically certified research land at WSU Puyallup. The experiment compares 12 organic management systems, including three cover cropping systems, 2 tillage treatments, and 2 amendment types, arranged in a split-split plot design.

WA Biomass Inventory

Aging of amorphous raspberry powder: enthalpy relaxation and fragility

Syamaladevi, R. M., Sablani, S. S. and Swanson, B. G. 2010. Journal of Food Engineering 101: 32-40

Effect of thermal treatments on phytochemicals in conventionally and organically grown berries

Sablani, S. S., Andrews, P. K., Davies, N. M., Walters, T., Saez, H., Syamaladevi, R. M., and Mohekar, P. R. 2010. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 90: 769-778

Effects of air and freeze drying on phytochemical content of conventional and organic berries

Sablani, S. S., Andrews, P. K., Davies, N. M., Walters, T., Saez, H., Bastarrachea, L. 2011. Drying Technology 29: 205-216

2004 map Distribution of organic farms and acreage, by county

Distribution of organic farms and acreage, by county.

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.

Profile of organic crops in Washington State – 2008

February 2009. A comprehensive report (PDF) on organic crop production in the state, including acreage totals by crop and county, farmgate sales by county, and results from the 2007 Census of Agriculture.

Idaho organic acres

by crop and livestock, for both 2004 and 2005. Data from some certifiers is missing for both years.

Western SARE Farmer/Rancher Grants: 2010 Request of Applications – April 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Controlling Leafy Spurge by Goat Grazing – April 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Male flower formation is critical for fruit set in summer squash – June 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Organic Fertigation Products – April 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Composting in Whatcom County

This WSU Whatcom County Extension website provides information on the Master Recycler/Composter volunteer program and links to compost publications and fact sheets, such as Compost Fundamentals, and Aminopyralid Residues in Compost and other Organic Amendments.

Greenhouse Gases and Agriculture: Where Does Organic Farming Fit?

Agriculture can be both a source and a sink for greenhouse gases. In this webinar, the presenters discuss these roles of agriculture, how management affects them, and ways in which organic farming systems in particular may influence greenhouse gases.

Spotted Wing Drosophila – Monitoring with Traps – June 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Organic Tree Fruit Trends – 2007

January 2008. A summary of organic tree fruit focusing on apple, pear, and cherry. Covers Washington State, some national trends, and international data from various countries.

Profile of organic crops in Washington State – 2007

June 2008. A comprehensive report (PDF) on organic crop production in the state, including acreage totals by crop and county, and farmgate sales by county.

Status of Organic Tree Fruit in Washington State – 2008

December 2008. A report on organic tree fruit area, prices, and trends for 2008, with data from previous years.

Organic Tree Fruit Trends, Washington State, 2008

A Powerpoint presentation summarizing the most recent data on organic tree fruit in the state, showing a 60% increase in certified organic apple acres.

Organic Agriculture in Washington State

June 2009. Graphical presentation of 2008 data for the organic sector in the state. Powerpoint presentation.

Washington Organic Tree Fruit acres, 2004.

Apples, pears, soft fruit. Variety detail. Multi-year trends.

Washington State organic profle – 2004.

An overview of organic agriculture statistics for the state, including acres and farms by county, farmgate sales by county, crop breakdown, and organic tree fruit trends. A Powerpoint presentation in PDF format.

Washington State Organic Acres, by crop – 2004

(a PDF document)

Washington Organic Tree Fruit acres, 2005.

Apples, pears, soft fruit. Variety detail. Average prices. Multi-year trends.

Washington organic agriculture, by county – 2005

Organic farms and acreage, handlers, processors, farmgate sales.

Washington State organic profile – 2005

An overview of organic agriculture statistics for the state, including acres and farms by county, farmgate sales by county, crop breakdown, livestock and organic tree fruit trends. A Powerpoint presentation in PDF format.

Organic Tree Fruit Trends

February 2007. A powerpoint presentation (as PDF) on the most recent trends in organic tree fruit acreage and prices, with an emphasis on Washington State.

Organic Tree Fruit trends report

March 2007. A comprehensive report (PDF) on acreage trends and prices for Washington organic apples, pears, and cherries, as well as some national and global data.

Organic Feed for Washington State

March 2007. A powerpoint presentation ((PDF) from recent workshops on the shortage of organic feed in the state and region.

Washington State organic profile – 2006

An overview of organic agriculture statistics for the state, including acres and farms by county, farmgate sales by county, crop breakdown, livestock and organic tree fruit trends. A Powerpoint presentation in PDF format.

Profile of Organic Crops and Livestock in Washington State – 2006

A comprehensive report (PDF) with all the available statistics for organic production in the state.

On-Farm Livestock Mortality Composting – June 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

2010 High Residue Farming under Irrigation Workshop

(high resolution for print)

  • Top Ten Reasons Why to Consider High Residue Farming, Andy McGuire, WSU Extension
  • Residue Management at Harvest, Randal Taylor, Oklahoma State University
  • Weed Management Considerations in Reduced Tillage Systems, Andrew Kniss, University of Wyoming
  • High Residue Farming in the Treasure Valley – Lessons Learned, Steve Norberg, Oregon State University
  • No-till Drills and Planters, Randal Taylor, Oklahoma State University
  • Optimizing Weed Control in Roundup Ready Corn, Andrew Kniss, University of Wyoming

Creating High Value Potting Media from Composts Made with Biosolids and Carbon-Rich Organic Wastes

Organic Waste to Resources Research and Pilot Project Report. Hummel, R., C. Cogger, A. Bary, and B. Riley, May 2010. Ecology Publication Number 09-07-069. Composted organic waste including biosolids may substitute for potting soil for nursery uses. This study found that composted organic materials can perform as well as typical peat-perlite potting mixtures.

Agent Heterogeneity in Adoption of Anaerobic Digestion Technology: Integrating Economic, Diffusion, and Behavioral Innovation Theories

Bishop, C.P., C.R. Shumway, and P.R. Wandschneider. Land Economics 86 (August 2010):585-608 (senior authorship equally shared).

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – April 2010

Influence of biodynamic preparations on compost development and resultant compost extracts on wheat seedling growth

Reeve, J.R., L. Carpenter-Boggs, J.P. Reganold, A.L. York, and W.F. Brinton. 2010. Bioresource Technology.

Influence of orchard floor management and compost application timing on N partitioning in organically managed apple trees

TerAvest, D., J.L. Smith, L. Carpenter-Boggs, L. Hoagland, D. Granatstein, and J.P. Reganold. 2010. HortScience. 45:637-642.

Sustainability trade-offs in organic orchard floor management

Granatstein, D., Wiman, M., Kirby, E., Mullinix, K. 2010. Acta Hort. 873:115-122.

Current world status of organic temperate fruits

Granatstein, D., Kirby, E., Willer, H. 2010. Acta Hort. 873:19-36.

Organic horticulture expands globally

Granatstein, D., Kirby, E., Willer, H. 2010. Chronica Hort. December 2010. 50(4):31-38.

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

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Organic Vineyard Establishment: Trellis and Planting Stock Considerations – June 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – June 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

WSU Field Day and Organic Farm, Puyallup, On‐Farm Mock GAP Certification

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) handbook.

Mustard Green Manures

On-farm research has been conducted since 1999 to determine the benefits of mustard green manures and to improve their effectiveness. They are being used in irrigated regions of Eastern Washington to improve soil quality, control wind erosion, and manage soilborne pests.

Mustard Varieties for Green Manuring

Choosing mustard varieties and on-farm research results on variety biomass measurements and glucosinolate concentrations and production.

Apple Replant Disease – Alternatives to Fumigation

Dr. Mark Mazzola, USDA-ARS Tree Fruit Research Lab, Wenatchee, WA. Website highlighting several publications on Apple Replant Disease.

Organic Tree Fruit Trends 2010

PowerPoint presentation.

First National Survey of Organic Agriculture Production Released – April 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Silver Scurf Caused by Helminthosporium solani Can Be A Polycyclic Disease on Below Ground Potato Tubers – April 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Land Application – A true path to zero waste?

Organic Waste to Resources Research and Pilot Project Report. Brown, S., K. Kurtz, C. Cogger and A. Bary, March 2010. Ecology Publication Number 09-07-059. This study tested the benefits of compost and biosolids applications to soils. Benefits included increased C and N levels, improved soil bulk density, water holding capacity and crop yield.

Beefing Up the Palouse

Since 1985 the U.S. government has implemented the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) which pays farmers NOT to grow crops on millions of acres of highly erodable land. In addition to being a controversial program, much of this land is now coming out of CRP which puts pressure on farmers to grow crops in these areas once again. In the Palouse in Washington State, local farmers and ranchers are looking at holistically grazing livestock as an economically and environmentally sustainable alternative to traditional wheat farming in these sensitive areas and to the CRP in general. Video presented by Managing Change Northwest.

The New Farm

an on-line magazine from Rodale Press

Has the Organic Bubble Burst? Current Trends in Organic Tree Fruit Production

Forthcoming article in Washington State Horticulture Association 2010 Annual Meeting Proceedings. Presented on Dec. 8, 2010, Yakima, WA, USA. Granatstein, D. & E. Kirby.

Surprising New Uses for Former CRP Land

2010. By Kathy Barnard in Connections Magazine (CAHNRS and WSU Extension Alumni and Friends publication).

Precision Conservation: site-specific trade-offs of harvesting wheat residues for biofuel feedstocks

Huggins, D.R., & Kruger, C.E. (2010). In R. Khosia (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, Denver, CO. Colorado State University.

Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Eastern Washington Agriculture

Stockle, C.O., Nelson, R.L., Higgins, S., Brunner, J.F., Grove, G.G., Boydston, R.A., Whiting, M.D., & Kruger, C.E. (2010). Climatic Change 102 (1-2), 77-102.

Leaching Bed Reactor for Producing Stabilized Plant Growing Media from Dairy Manure

Liao, W., Frear, C., Oakley, K., Chen, S. (2010). Biosystems Engineering 106(3), 278-285.

Biogas production from anaerobic co-digestion of food waste with dairy manure in a two-phase digestion system

Li, R., S. Chen, X. Li. (2010). Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 160(2),643-654.

C-Farm: A simple model to evaluate the carbon balance of soil profiles

Kemanian, A.R. and Stockle, C.O., (2010). European Journal of Agronomy 32(1), 22-29.

Carbon sequestration under irrigated switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) production

Collins, H.P., Smith, J.L., Fransen, S.C., Alva, A., Kruger, C.E., & Granatstein, D.M. (2010). Soil Science Society of America Journal. 74(6), 2049-2058.

Soil Carbon Under Dryland Agriculture in the Columbia Basin of the Pacific Northwest as Assessed by C-Farm

Chapter 27 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

C-Farm: A Simple Model to Evaluate the Carbon Balance of Soil Profiles

Chapter 26 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Life Cycle Assessment of the Potential Carbon Credit from No- and Reduced- Tillage Winter Wheat in the U.S. Northwest

Chapter 25 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

An Economic Analysis of the Potential for Carbon Credits to Improve Profitability of Conservation Tillage Systems Across Washington State

Chapter 24 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Economic Enterprise Budgets for Conservation Tillage Systems in Washington State.

Appendix A: Lind Conventional and Reduced Tillage

Appendix B: St. John Conventional Tillage

Appendix C: St. John No Tillage

Appendix D: Pullman Conventional Tillage

Appendix E: Pullman Reduced Tillage

Appendix F: Pullman No Tillage

Appendix G: Irrigated Conventional Tillage

Appendix H: Irrigated Reduced Tillage

CropSyst Simulation of the Effect of Tillage and Rotation on the Potential for Carbon Sequestration and on Nitrous Oxide Emissions in Eastern Washington

Chapter 23 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Bioenergy as an Agricultural GHG Mitigation Strategy in Washington State

Chapter 22 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Irrigated Sweet Corn (Zea mays L.) and Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

Chapter 21 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Reduced Tillage in an Irrigated Potato Rotation

Chapter 20 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Monitoring Soil Carbon Pools and Fluxes Following Land Conversion to Irrigated Agriculture in a Semi-arid Shrub Steppe Ecosystem

Chapter 19 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Monitoring Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Irrigated AgroEcosystems

Chapter 18 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Yield, Protein and Nitrogen Use Efficiency of Spring Wheat: Evaluating Field-Scale Performance

Chapter 17 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Site-Specific N Management for Direct-Seed Cropping Systems

Chapter 16 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Comparative Analysis of Nitrous Oxide Fluxes in Dryland Cropping Systems

Chapter 15 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Dryland Agriculture’s Impact on Soil Carbon Sequestration in the Pacific Northwest.

Chapter 13 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Field Heterogeneity of Soil Organic Carbon and Relationships to Soil Properties and Terrain Attributes

Chapter 14 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Climate Friendly Farming Final Report: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest

The WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources established the Climate Friendly Farming Project in 2003 with an initial grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. This report represents the culmination of research and assessment of the potential for improved management and technology deployment to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the Pacific Northwest.

Purification Technologies for Biogas Generated By Anaerobic Digestion

Chapter 9 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Integrated Ammonia Recovery Technology in Conjunction with Dairy Anaerobic Digestion

Chapter 8 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Phosphorous Recovery Technology in Conjunction with Dairy Anaerobic Digestion

Chapter 7 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Pretreatment of AD-Treated Fibrous Solid for Value-Added Container Media Market

Chapter 6 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Development of Co-Digestion Software Models to Assist in Plant Design and Co-Digestion Operation

Chapter 5 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Economic Evaluation of Commercial Dairy Anaerobic Digester

Chapter 4 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Baseline Performance Monitoring of Commercial Dairy Anaerobic Digester

Chapter 3 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Introduction to Anaerobic Digestion

Chapter 2 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Lessons Learned About Anaerobic Digestion

Chapter 12 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Development of New Digester Technologies for Improved Adoption and Cost Reduction

Chapter 11 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Application of AD Dairy Manure Effluent to Fields and Associated Impacts

Chapter 10 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Oregon Organic Statistics for 2009

Tables of organic cropland acres, county distribution, livestock, and farm gate sales.

Organic Produce Terminal Market Prices

A custom-generated report in Excel compiles weekly market prices for organic fruit and vegetables over a one year time period (week ending 6/13/09 to week ending 6/12/2010) for terminal produce markets in 13 US cities. The report includes all organic fruit and vegetable commodities (including some fresh herbs, but excluding ornamentals) and was generated using the interactive USDA-AMS Fruit and Vegetable Market News Portal. To access the portal go to http://marketnews.usda.gov/portal/fv . Here you can find weekly National Fruit and Vegetable Organic Summary reports on pricing and movement or generate custom reports by commodity and/or terminal.

Certified Organic Production

The Experiences and Perspectives of Idaho Farmers. May 2010. A report on a 2009 statwide survey of organic producers by Dr. Jessic Goldberger, WSU Crop and Soil Sciences, Pullman, WA.

Green from the Ground Up – The Innovators Lecture

Featured lectures by CSANR Director Chad Kruger and researcher Lynne Carpenter-Boggs. PowerPoint presentation and video of event are available.