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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Photo shows satellite images of a double cropped field over time.

Tracking fields from space

PRESTON LAWRENCE, Evergreen reporter October 6, 2021

Researchers from WSU and the Washington State Department of Agriculture are using satellites to monitor the amount of double cropping in the state.  Double cropping occurs when two crops are harvested...

Crop insurance financially covers cops that cannot be sold, like this frost-damaged spring canola from May.

Crop Insurance ensures the future of farms

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2021

Agriculture is a risky business, which is why farmers rely on crop insurance to cover their losses when prices and crop yields drop.  Most farms in Washington rely on crop insurance, said Randy...

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