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Peaches and Cream

Since we had picked some fresh peaches that were “bend-over” peaches (so good), this caught my eye. I was torn between something pertaining to wheat harvest, then decided on this one, which I...

 

Foodstock 2019

Views from the event....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    July 25, 2019

A hankering for hill country

This 4th of July a familiar face showed up at the Patriot's Parade in Waitsburg. Jonne Antilla from Götene, Sweden has been visiting eastern Washington almost every year since his first visit in...

 

Harvest 2019 A Single Seed

A column by Gary Hofer All the world is in a curious Babel. Images of trouble flash and tumble and fears rumble. Those who desire power call with ever-greater urgency for more. Yet all the while the world rolls on, never missing a day or an hour....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 25, 2019

Local data plays role in national effort to support agriculture

COLUMBIA COUNTY-Have you ever wondered how annual wheat yields are calculated? Local data-gatherer Joe Huether wasn't sure before, but he is now a part of the process, which he says he has found to...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 25, 2019

No one ever said farming is easy

DAYTON-John Laib is a third-generation Columbia County farmer. He and his wife Carolyn farm the 2,500 original acres on his grandfather, Albert Laib's, home place, and they lease and farm an additiona...

 

Less farmers, larger farms

According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, wheat farms in Washington declined by 20 percent between the 2012 census and the 2017 census. However, harvested acreage only decreased by two percent, meaning there less farms with more acres. According...

 

Got (chickpea) milk?

With prices rising, many Washington wheat farmers added chickpea plantings into their rotations. Unfortunately, trade issues with China and India, have resulted in a price drop. YoFiit is hopeful that chickpea milk, which has 10 grams of protein and...

 

Educational grant awards

Each year the Washington Wheat Foundation awards educational grants to nonprofits that support programs and activities that increase public awareness about agriculture. This year grants were awarded to: AgForestry Leadership Northwest Natural...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    July 25, 2019

What Wheat Where?

Grains were among the first foods that humankind learned to preserve by drying. Flour, made from wheat, comes in many forms and plays an integral role in baked goods, as a thickener in stews and...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    July 25, 2019

Identifying Wheats

1. Awned winter club wheat such as Pritchett (released by K. Campbell). Awned refers to the protrusions projecting from the wheat head. Wheat is either awn-less or awned. 2. Immature spring barley...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 25, 2019

Chickpea Crunch

Chickpea Crunch 1 can or 1 ½ cups fresh chickpeas ½ teaspoon paprika ½ tsp chili powder ½ tsp garlic powder 1 pinch coarse sea salt 1 tbsp canola oil Preheat oven to 375...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 25, 2019

Hearty Hummus

Hearty Hummus Spread 1 can or 1 ½ cups rinsed and drained chickpeas 2 tbsp sesame oil 1 lime 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tbsp pine nuts 1 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste) 1 tsp powdered ginger...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 25, 2019

Banana Bread

Banana Bread 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted plus 1 tsp softened for pan ½ cup whole wheat flour ¾ cup all purpose flour ¼ cup ground flaxseed ¾ tsp coarse salt ¾ tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 25, 2019

Waitsburg Whiskey Ginger & Lime

Waitsburg Whiskey Ginger & Lime Waitsburg Whiskey is as local as it gets. Combine this medium-full bodied bourbon with Bundaberg Ginger Beer and fresh muddled lime over ice. The bourbon’s bouquet...

 

2019 Harvest

Views from behind the scenes....

 

How local elevators connect field to market

An example of a flat house storage unit at Northwest Grain Growers in Prescott. The interior of the flat house showing the first pile of soft white wheat accumulating in the back. The grain is...

 

Man's Best (Farm) Friend

Local farm dogs say "hello"...

 

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