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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…

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).…

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…

A Cornucopia of Opportunities for Domestic Produce

Posted by David Gustafson | February 22, 2022
Most of our moms urged us to “eat our fruits and vegetables,” and multiple studies confirm this motherly advice. For instance, the U.S. National Institutes…

Climate Analogs for Specialty Crops: See the Future Now

Posted by David Gustafson | February 1, 2022
“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” So said Yogi Berra, repeating a version of the apparently Danish proverb whose origins have been…

Recent News Stories on Agriculture and Climate Change – Why Now?

Posted by Sonia A. Hall | November 23, 2021
Perspectives on Sustainability and our sister blog AgClimate.net, we have been discussing impacts on agriculture resulting from a changing climate for years now. We also…

Will I be able to get fries with that? A new approach for answering life’s big questions about the future of food

Posted by David Gustafson | October 22, 2021
It’s been a long, hot, dry, fiery, smoky summer in much of the American West. That’s where the U.S. gets most of its fruits and…

What Can We Learn from the ‘Pacific Northwest Heat Dome’ of 2021?

Posted by Nicole Bell | July 30, 2021
It wasn’t just hot in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) during the last week of June. It was extraordinarily hot. Temperatures at Oregon State University’s North…

How Do Grocery and Meal Kit Deliveries Impact the Carbon Footprint of Our Food?

Posted by Nicole Bell | July 1, 2021
I explored opportunities to reduce environmental impact related to food preparation and food waste in previous Perspectives on Sustainability articles. However, transportation in the food…

Waste a Lot, Warm a Lot – Reducing Food Waste is Part of Climate-Friendly Eating

Posted by Nicole Bell | May 27, 2021
While many scientists, producers, and consumers recognize the importance of quantifying the carbon footprint of agriculture, most efforts focus on on-farm activities. The journey food…
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