The need to respond to pandemic-related disruptions to the food supply chain in recent years illustrated the important ways that resilient local food systems can help connect consumers to foods produced closer to home.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is offering $4 million in Farm to School Purchasing Grants in the 2023-2025 biennium to increase the purchase, use, and promotion of foods that are grown, raised, caught, or foraged in Washington by child nutrition programs, including schools, childcare, and early learning services.
Those living in south central Washington may have the pest Japanese beetle in their yards right now. For those that do, they can get their properties treated free of charge this spring.
Following up on the in-person open house held earlier this month, the Washington State Department of Agriculture will host a virtual open house on Tuesday, starting a noon (PT) to share information about its pl