Washington State Department of Agriculture

What’s grown in Washington may be part of your Thanksgiving feast

BY: - November 22, 2023

Buttery, creamy mashed potatoes. The perfect pumpkin pie. A juicy turkey leg. And don’t forget to wash it all down with a glass of wine.  Thanksgiving is upon us, and as families make their final meal plans for the big day, Washington farmers and the state’s economy are preparing for a boost. Agriculture, domestic sales […]

Washington apple growers cheer as India says it will end tariffs

BY: - June 22, 2023

India will soon end retaliatory tariffs imposed on American apples and crops such as chickpeas and lentils, the White House announced Thursday, signaling a win for Washington crop growers who say they faced significant losses since the tariffs were enacted in 2019.  President Joe Biden made the announcement Thursday as part of Indian Prime Minister […]

Preparing for an invasive insect that is destructive to crops

BY: - June 2, 2023

The spotted lanternfly might not be here yet, but Washington officials are beginning to take steps to prevent the spread of the crop-damaging bugs.  Since first appearing in the U.S. in Pennsylvania in 2014, the invasive pest has quickly spread west, harming wine grapes, other crops and trees in its path. It’s now known to […]