• Rubio Family Makes College Possible

    This spring a Brewster High School graduate will receive a special new WAEF scholarship. The Rubio Family scholarship is offered for the first time this year to graduates of Brewster High School. What makes this award so special is that... Read More

  • Economic Impact of USA Pear Export Programs

    Portland, ORE – February 17, 2017. Just how effective and impactful are Northwest Pear export promotions? That was the question that Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) set out to answer with an econometric study. The study, conducted by Dr. Harry Kaiser... Read More


    Port Slowdown Still Felt After Two Years ELLENSBURG – Reliability was the word just about every presenter called upon at the annual Central Washington University Economic Outlook Conference on Feb. 28. Washington agricultural exporters became unreliable during the four months... Read More

  • Highlights: Central Washington University Economic Outlook Conference

    John Szczepanski Shares About Today's Hay Export Industry ELLENSBURG – John Szczepanski started the presentation on hay at the Central Washington University Economic Outlook Conference on Feb. 28 by saying “hay is not just hay.” He was speaking of hay... Read More

  • Marshall Edwards Receives WA Winegrower of the Year Award

    The Washington Winegrowers Association recognized achievements of industry leaders at an Honor Reception during their Convention in Kennewick earlier this month. The annual awards included for Grower of the Year, Industry Service, Lifetime Achievement, and the new Grand Vin award.... Read More

  • Amanda Baltzell Paints Seahawks Players

    Not everyone is able to take a childhood hobby, turn it into an avocation, and then use that talent to meet their heroes. But Amanda Luck Dalzell did exactly that. "It's pretty amazing," says Dalzell about being commissioned by Cliff... Read More

  • Chris Voigt…The Rest of The Story

    Chris Voigt, Executive Director of Washington State Potato Commission[/caption]Washington State Potato Commission Executive Director Chris Voigt somehow broke his toe skiing a "terrain park" and landing a "huge jump." Even his orthopedic doctor had never before seen a toe broken... Read More

  • 2017 Industry Leadership Recipient Ron Reimann

    When Ron Reimann headed for college at Eastern Washington University, he told his father "The last thing I'm going to do is farm." That statement became very ironic later because Reimann not only became a successful farmer, but is the... Read More

  • Northwest Hay Expo – January 18-19th, Keynote Luncheon Speaker Damian Mason

    . Humor for the Heart of Ag Damian's life on stage began in 1994 when he won a Holloween contest dressed as Bill Clinton. Within months, he resigned from his sales position with Cooper Industries (now part of Eaton Corporation)... Read More

  • FISH AND CHIRPS? Crickets make leap in demand as a protein

    WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — At Tomorrow's Harvest farm, you won't find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. Just stacks of boxes in a basement and the summery song of thousands of... Read More

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  • Season to treat invasive Spartina starts in June May 16, 2018
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) will begin this year`s treatment season for Spartina on June 1 with the treatments continuing through November. Survey and eradication efforts of the aggressive, noxious weed will take place in multiple areas, including Grays Harbor, Hood Canal, Willapa Bay, Puget Sound, the north and west sides of the […]
  • Gypsy moth treatments begin in Kitsap and Pierce counties May 3, 2018
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) will conduct the first of three treatments to eradicate European gypsy moths next week. In total, WSDA will treat about 1,300 acres with Btk (Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki), which is approved for use on organic food crops and has been safely used in previous gypsy moth eradication projects […]
  • Businesses will need new license endorsement to produce marijuana-infused edibles March 20, 2018
    OLYMPIA -- As of April 1, statutory authority to regulate the makers of marijuana edibles will be added to the administrative responsibilities of the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), a move that will require these businesses to apply for a special endorsement on their business licenses.
  • Public invited to review gypsy moth environmental documents March 7, 2018
    OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is now accepting public comments on a proposed plan to eradicate gypsy moths at two sites in Western Washington totaling 1,300 acres.
  • WSDA prepared to enforce Brassica seed regulations February 26, 2018
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is prepared to pursue legal action against Brassica seed growers who do not coordinate their growing locations with other growers. This has become an ongoing problem, especially in northwestern Washington counties, and is placing commercial seed growers at risk of cross-pollination, potentially reducing the value of their crops.