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New WSU Crop and Soil Science chair known for helping others

Solving problems and helping people is what led Drew Lyon into his career. This Washington State University weed scientist also loves figuring out how plants work. “Every weed is different, and it’s fascinating to learn... more »

Ag groups react as Washington state repeals COVID-19 rules for workers

Following ongoing appeals by Washington state’s leading agricultural groups, state regulators announced May 28 that fully vaccinated farmworkers do not have to wear a mask or socially distance at work or in congregate housing facilities,... more »

Update to agriculture requirements announced in Washington state

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee issued updates May 28 to the agriculture workplace requirements to coincide with changes to the emergency rules for temporary worker housing released by the departments of Health and Labor & Industries.... more »

Oregon State’s Croptime helps growers plant veggies at the right time

Well-timed harvests enable growers to meet demand for consistent supplies of produce. Good timing also helps farmers schedule labor when they need it, and can help minimize pest damage at stages during the growing season... more »

Survey of growers in Pacific Northwest to be conducted by NASS

During the next several weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. NASS will contact nearly 4,500 producers across... more »

Chemical-free method for eradicating honeybee-killing mites found

A new fungus strain could provide a chemical-free method for eradicating mites that kill honeybees, according to a study published this month in Scientific Reports. A team led by Washington State University entomologists bred a... more »

OK for vaccinated employees to return in Washington – except farm workers

Washington state’s leading agricultural groups say Gov. Jay Inslee has a double standard for farmers and their vaccinated workers following his announcement on Friday that fully vaccinated employees do not have to wear a mask or... more »

New worker safety team – Agriculture Compliance Unit – set in Washington state

As the growing season gets underway, the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries is taking a major step to help make sure farmworkers are safe on the job. The Washington state Department of Labor &... more »

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