Pacific Northwest

Washington state enacts Emergency Temporary Worker Housing Rule

On Sept. 10, Washington state announced a new Emergency Temporary Worker Housing  (TWH) Rule, which expires on Jan. 8, and proposed anew permanent rule, which may be issued next spring if needed. The new rule emphasizes early... more »

Plant diseases targeted with $3M gift to Washington State University

Washington State University announced a $3 million gift to establish the Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Distinguished Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology. The gift, from the Rosalie & Harold... more »

Washington governor eases restrictions on agritourism outlets

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee announced Aug. 28 updated guidance for agritourism and the agricultural industry as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan. Rather than banning the activities, the revised rules give farms instructions on... more »

Website helps Washington growers log agriculture water testing data

A growing number of fruit and vegetable growers in the Columbia Basin are working with researchers in Washington State University Extension to find an easier way to track and share data on water quality used... more »

Decline in plant breeding has a direct impact on food security

Public plant breeding programs are declining across the United States. A team of scientists led by Kate Evans, a Washington State University horticulture professor who leads WSU’s pome fruit (apples and pears) breeding program, found... more »

Hand-washing techniques stressed by Oregon State University

More than a decade ago, Oregon State University Extension Family and Community Health faculty and staff in Deschutes County developed a technique to enable elementary school students to model good food safety behavior before sampling... more »

WSU Ag Technology, Production Management Program adds Wheeler

Teacher and scientist Tadd Wheeler is joining Washington State University's Agricultural Technology and Production Management Program, helping prepare students for promising careers that blend technological know-how with modern agriculture. Starting on July 15, Wheeler will... more »

WSU food safety outreach led by interim director Girish Ganjyal

As interim director of the School of Food Science, Girish Ganjyal leads Washington State University education, research, and outreach in food safety, dairy science, and healthier, more valuable products. An associate professor and Extension food... more »

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