MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Viva Farms is looking to sign up more low-income residents in Skagit County for its community-supported agriculture program, a weekly subscription to produce grown by local farmers.

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EMMETT — Agricultural production each year is heavily dependent upon a series of fortunate events to reach optimum goals. Primary among those events are weather-related activities and so far the 2019 winter and spring patterns have provided a lot of promise for agriculture producers in Gem County.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (USDA) — Statewide, dry and warm weather helped Idaho grain and vegetable producers seed their fields in the week ending Sunday, according the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in its weekly crop-weather report.

BELGRADE, Mont. — Fourth-graders from all over the area enjoyed a day out of their classrooms last week at the Gallatin Valley Farm Fair north of Belgrade.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — At the Washington Head Start Center, 4-year-old Kaesius Molnar and his classmates are learning about fruits and vegetables — where they come from, how they grow and how they taste.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (USDA) — Despite the generally warmer weather, frost in southern Idaho caused some damage to newly emerged sugar beets, according the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in its weekly crop-weather report.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Skagit County commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to approve an ordinance seeking to protect the county’s brassica seed industry.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (USDA) — Warmer weather and increased sunlight improved pasture conditions in Idaho during the past week, continuing to melt snow and allow for field work, according the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in its weekly crop-weather report.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (USDA) — Warmer weather and increased sunlight improved pasture conditions in Idaho during the past week, continuing to melt snow and allow for field work, according the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in its weekly crop-weather report.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (USDA) — Field work got started in some portions of Idaho during the past week as snow melted and rain fell, according the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in its weekly crop-weather report.

POCATELLO (ISU) — The results of a 20-year “drylands” experiment at Idaho National Laboratory by Idaho State University researchers and partners has yielded surprising results, including that native sagebrush shrubs process soil carbon much differently than non-native crested wheatgrass stands.

NAMPA—If you were like many Americans who suffered from the common cold this winter, you may have reached for a soothing cup of Echinacea tea to ease your symptoms.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (USDA) — Continued rainfall saturated fields throughout Idaho during the past week, slowing planting, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said in its weekly Crop Weather report Monday.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming has finalized the proposed rules and regulations for its new hemp industry and has submitted them to the federal government for approval.

NEW YORK — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry’s water testing “failed in an epic and tragic way.”

LOGAN, Utah — Drip irrigation is a highly efficient irrigation method well suited to many fruit and vegetable row crops.

BOISE — Amid disagreement between House sponsors on an amended bill that would have allowed for interstate transport of hemp through Idaho, the House voted unanimously to not agree with the Senate’s amendments, killing the bill for the session.

Some eastern Idaho farmers foresee a slight delay in planting as they wait for snow to melt and their fields to dry. As Idaho farmers begin to decide when to plant, they can expect a warm wet spring.

LOGAN, Utah — Salts are naturally occurring, soluble minerals in areas where soil evaporation and plant water use (or transpiration) are both high and precipitation is low. In that scenario, dissolved minerals concentrate over time as the extraction of essentially pure water leaves the solub…

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Local seed companies and seed growers have proposed a Skagit County ordinance to protect the region’s $2.6 million brassica seed industry.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — For the first time in decades, the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research Center has soil scientists.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Blooms were few and far between Monday as the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival officially got underway.

CALDWELL — No one disputes that potatoes reign supreme among Idaho’s crops, but not to be overlooked is a crop that is integral to many of our best-loved recipes, is tasty as a battered, fried ring or chopped and tossed into salsa.

KIMBERLY — You may not recognize a mint farmer by the looks of him, but his aromatic crop is unmistakable. Its sweet, spicy-cool scent makes mint one of man’s most valued herbs.

MOUNT VERNON — Sub-freezing temperatures in February and March mean the area’s tulips likely won’t be in bloom by the opening day of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Executive Director Cindy Verge said.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — “The Soil Survey of Klamath County, Oregon,” a 2-inch volume of technical words and fold-out maps produced by the USDA, lists over 60 series of soils, each with characteristics and locations distinct from other soil types in the area.