Coastal Ag News RoundupCurrent Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports
In today’s Ag News Roundup, Washington hops exported to South Korea, OSU cares about birds, workforce legislation welcomed by dairy groups, new apples debuting in December, and 4-H hailed as a game changer for young people.
Washington Delivers Fresh Hops to Seoul
Working with growers, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has helped export hops to Korean brewers. The move is hoped to bring an increase to beer sales in the country and more exports for the state’s hop industry.
OSU Helps Bring Birds to Back Yards
Oregon State University Extension Service has published insights into feeding and welcoming birds to suburban back yards during the winter months.
Workforce Legislation Welcomed by Dairy Groups
The National Milk Producers Federation as well as the Idaho Dairyman’s Association are eager for lawmakers to move a bill forward that would allow legal foreign agriculture workers into the U.S. as year-round workers.
Cosmic Crisp Apples Coming to Supermarkets in December
Washington State University, with funding from Washington growers, have developed a new apple called the Cosmic Crisp. Those in the industry say it will be a game changer. Washington growers will have exclusive rights to the apple for a full 10 years.
4-H Teaches Resiliency
In an article by Oregon State University Extension Service, 4-H is helping young people thrive thanks to leadership activities and a learn-by-doing approach. The program helps countless tweens and teens discover and grow their future.