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WSU extension office helps farmers overcome suicide, mental health issues

From 2016 to 2019, three suicides occurred among members of Skagit County’s agricultural industry.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter October 6, 2020

When Bob Engle witnessed his father experience clinical depression, Engle knew he did not want to venture on the same road his father walked on. “It’s just my own recognition to not let depression...

Alumni work to improve productivity of African farming

Farmwella co-founders Cedric Habiyaremye and Cornelius Adewale's vision for the company is to shift the way of thinking about farming in Africa by providing sustainable resources to start up more farms.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter October 4, 2020

Two WSU alumni are working to make farming more profitable and sustainable for farmers in Africa through their agricultural start-up company Farmwella.  Farmers in Africa often lack resources, infrastructure...

Local farm creates sustainable structure

The Hands and Hearts Farm was created about six years ago to help co-owner Ames Fowler complete graduate school.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2020

A husband and wife duo became business partners when they opened a farm in the Palouse region to bolster the husband's graduate school education. Hands and Hearts Farm is a small farm located in Moscow...

Farmers see high crop yield, lower selling rates

Grain growers, like the Northwest Grain Growers in Walla Walla, said the conditions for growing this year have been optimal due to the right amount of rain.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter August 26, 2020

Farmers in Whitman County are experiencing a fruitful harvest this year, due to a wetter than usual spring.  “This is definitely the highest-yielding harvest I’ve had since I started in 2008,”...

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