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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…

Our Five-Year Mission… to Boldly Go Where No Integrated Model Has Gone Before

Posted by David Gustafson | August 3, 2022
As a child of the sixties, I can still remember our family sitting together to watch the coolest show on television, Star Trek (Figure 1).…

Water Markets’ Potential for Addressing Drought, Water Availability

Posted by Karie Boone | July 21, 2022
As climate change increases the likelihood of a mismatch in the timing of when water is needed and when it is available, policymakers, water managers,…

Cleaning Stormwater with Sequestered Carbon

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell | June 28, 2022
Stormwater runoff has become one of the greatest environmental challenges we face in western Washington, a region with heavy rainfall and widespread urbanization. In parts…

New Digital Tools for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

Posted by David Gustafson | June 14, 2022
Tools have always played an essential role in agriculture, but they have evolved dramatically over the years. I recently visited the Lyles Station Museum in…

Using Timing of Risks and Benefits to Breed Barley for Future Climates

Posted by Sonia A. Hall | June 7, 2022
Barley, like wheat, can be sown in the fall, overwinter, and grow and mature the next season, or can be planted in the early spring,…

Adapting to Climate Change in the Yakima Basin: Agriculture’s Volatility and Tradeoffs

Posted by Aaron Whittemore | May 31, 2022
The Yakima River Basin is a snow-dependent, agriculturally important region in Washington state, leading in production of many commodities and specialty crops. Nearly 50% of…
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