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Washington state farmworker housing ’emergency rules’ pursued

Many Washington state farmers rely on foreign workers through the federal H-2A work visa program to harvest their crops. However, the Washington State Department of Health and the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) are... more »

Operational changes seen as Washington state farmers’ markets open

The Proctor Farmers' Market in Tacoma, Washington, was supposed to open for the season almost a month ago. When it didn’t, Scott Gruber, president of the market’s board and a longtime vendor who has depended... more »

Washington State University program helps farmers grow their operations

How does a small farm in Clallam, Jefferson, or Kitsap County plan to finance and expand its business into a regional market? What can farmers do to reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions from their... more »

Honey Bee & Pollinator Research facility officially opens in Washington state

Washington State University (WSU) celebrated the opening of its new Honey Bee & Pollinator Research, Extension and Education Facility March 6 with a formal ribbon cutting and self-guided tours of the building. “This new facility... more »

Washington state gets $1.9M from USDA for pest management

USDA is allocating $1.9 million to Washington state as part of its effort to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, and threat mitigation, and to safeguard the U.S. nursery production system.... more »

Pesticide safety program award goes to Washington state

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA's) Technical Services and Education Program (TSEP) earned a national innovation award and accolades as “one of the most robust pesticide safety training programs in the nation” at The Pesticide... more »

Not enough evidence to link wild birds to foodborne illness

When food makes people sick, some blame birds because they hang around farms, and their feces can contain E. coli, salmonella and campylobacter, three common pathogens that can cause foodborne illness. But a Washington State... more »

New WSU honeybee research facility plans grand opening

Washington State University will celebrate the grand opening of its new Honey Bee & Pollinator Research, Extension, and Education Facility on March 6 with a ribbon cutting and tours of the facility. What: Tours and grand... more »

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