Pacific Northwest

Small-scale organic farming school offered in Washington state

Does a lifetime of digging in the dirt (building soil!) sound like an enticing career goal? If so, we just may have the solution to your post-pandemic career blues. Next month the critically acclaimed Organic... more »

Satellite image project measuring double cropping in fields funded by NASA

With a $100,000 grant from NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’s Western Water Applications Office, Washington State University researchers will scour more than 20 years of satellite imagery to learn whether the farming technique of double cropping... more »

Using satellite images to measure impact of longer growing season

Washington State University researchers will scour more than 20 years of imagery to learn whether the farming technique of double cropping is increasing in the state. Using a $100,000 grant from the NASA Jet Propulsion... more »

Funded by Oregon legislature, OSU Berry Initiative gets a new leader

Erica Chernoh, Oregon State University Extension Service horticulturist, is the new leader of the OSU Berry Initiative at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora. Chernoh, an assistant professor of practice in Lane... more »

Agtech career development pipeline unveiled by Western Growers

Western Growers has bolstered its workforce development efforts with the launch of five initiatives aimed at transitioning the agriculture workforce to master rapidly developing agricultural technology. The initiatives make up Western Growers' (WG) Agtech Workforce... more »

Washington state targets ag industry stress, suicide prevention

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has received a $500,000 grant to work in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health and Washington State University Extension on a project addressing stress and suicide prevention... more »

Emergency rules to protect workers from heat, smoke set in Washington state

On a Tuesday in June, Luis Cisneros stood on a metal ladder harvesting cherries in Washington's fertile Columbia Basin when temperatures reached almost 120 degrees Fahrenheit. After just a few minutes in the sun, the... more »

USDA to make payments to reduce Klamath Basin irrigation demand

USDA is investing $15 million for a new drought pilot to assist agricultural producers impacted by worsening drought conditions to provide relief to impacted California and Oregon producers in the Klamath River Basin. The announcement... more »

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