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Implications of Shifting Timing in Water Availability in Eastern Washington

Posted by Aaron Whittemore | September 12, 2023
The Columbia River Basin has grappled with limited water supplies for decades. This was most noticeable during 2015, when we experienced severe summertime drought across…

Sagebrush Shrub-steppe or Cheatgrass Prairie?

Posted by Andrew McGuire | September 5, 2023
Although I work in irrigated agriculture, the views on my morning commute are all sagebrush, or the shrub-steppe as this native plant community is called.…

Building the Case for Compost and Carbon Sequestration

Posted by Katie Doonan | August 15, 2023
In the spirit of “what gets measured gets managed”, there has been recent attention directed to how we can quantify potential benefits of compost as…

A multi-state team is addressing agricultural climate change preparedness through creatively paired conversations in the newly funded “Analogs for Dialogs” grant

Posted by Katie Doonan | June 22, 2023
When it comes to climate change resilience in agriculture, the question is generally not why agricultural operations should be prepared, but which preparations will be…

Can Baby Kangaroos Help Address Climate Change?

Posted by Katie Doonan | May 23, 2023
Okay, okay- while baby kangaroos singlehandedly solving climate change is out of the question, the potential for baby kangaroo droppings to help decrease methane emissions…

What Do Hurricanes and Soil Carbon Have in Common? The Wisdom of a Multi-Model Ensemble Approach

Posted by David Gustafson | December 6, 2022
“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” So goes an apparently ancient Danish aphorism also mistakenly credited to a wide range of humorists,…

Water Markets: The Complexity of Trading Private Rights to a Public Good

Posted by Karie Boone | October 18, 2022
WSU researchers are examining water markets and barriers to their adoption as a potential strategy to adapt to climate changes. Those implementing water markets must…

Deficit Irrigation Conserves Water in Agriculture to Aid in Combating Water Stress

Posted by Sarah Davis | September 27, 2022
Washington State has nearly 15 million acres of farmland with around 39,000 operating farms, each producing necessary agricultural commodities. A few of the most well-known…

What We Know and Don’t Know to Effectively Breed Potatoes for Future Climates

Posted by Sonia A. Hall | September 7, 2022
Q&A with Potato Breeder Dr. Sagar Sathuvalli This article is part of a series where we share insights from conversations that I had with public…

The Climate Commitment Act is coming. How will it impact Washington agriculture?

Posted by Dani Gelardi | August 30, 2022
On January 1st, 2023, major portions of the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) will launch in Washington State. This ambitious law is part of Washington’s plan…
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