Lamb Weston Donates $25K To Help WSU Students In The Tri-Cities

On Tuesday Lamb Weston announced a $25,000 donation to help hungry students on the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus. This is the third donation of that size made by Lamb Weston to help students facing food insecurity during the pandemic. The funds will help the Cougar Cupboard, a food pantry program that allows students to […]

Focus On Fruit for 12/03/20

In this week’s Focus on Fruit, Washington State University’s Dr. Scott Harper talks about how big of a problem Little Cherry Disease is for Northwest growers. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

AWW “Bid For Bottles” Runs Through Early December

The Auction of Washington Wines’ “Bid for Bottles – Holiday Edition” is currently taking place on-line. AWW Executive Director Jamie Peha said the new event provides the opportunity to showcase a host of Washington wineries, with proceeds supporting Washington State University Viticulture & Enology Research as well as Seattle Children’s. “We felt we were in […]

WSU Conducting Research On Possible Benefits From Pennycress

Researchers at Washington State University are taking part in a multi-institutional, nearly $13 million project on pennycress. Karen Sanguinet with WSU’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences said it’s a common weed that isn’t suitable for human consumption, but that doesn’t mean it’s worthless. “We’re trying to look to see if pennycress could be a […]

WSU Virtually Dedicates Plant Sciences Building

Washington State University held a virtual dedication for the new Plant Sciences Building Monday. Due to the ongoing pandemic, WSU officials released a video to celebrate the opening of the new state of the art collaborative research facility on the Pullman campus. The $66 million building was funded by the Washington State Legislature. Construction of […]

WSU Study: Men Less Likely To See Food As National Security Issue During Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic broke out and spread across the U.S., more and more consumers were interested in the source of their food, as well as those providing it, that according to a recent Washington State University study. “Respondents generally became more concerned about food being a national security issue and people, our respondents, generally […]

$7M USDA Grant Will Help WSU Expand Suicide Prevention Efforts

A new $7 million USDA Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grant will expand farmer suicide prevention work already taking place at Washington State University. Don McMoran with WSU Extension-Skagit County, said this will allow them to extend these vital resources to 13 western states and four U.S. territories. McMoran said many outside of the […]

WSU Forest Field Day Looks To Address Forest Management, Forest Health

With one of the most active wildfires seasons up and down the West Coast as the back drop, Washington State University will host its Forestry Field Day this Saturday. But, like everything else in a COVID world, this weekend’s event will be on-line. WSU Extension Forester Brendan Whyte said they will push landowners this weekend […]