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.

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Gender and Certified Organic Production in Washington State (PDF)

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.

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