October 5, 2011

Northwest Food News Roundup: Biodynamic farming, Taiwan praises U.S. wheat, Washington apple and pear growers give $27 million to WSU

Here are a few stories that caught our eye this week.

Mix Magazine published an interesting article about Oregon vineyards that use biodynamic farming methods. They discuss the use of cow’s horns, stag’s bladders, and reliance on moon phases. Strange, but interesting. [Read More]

According to Capital Press, the Taiwan Flour Mills Association plans to purchase 62.5 million bushels of wheat from U.S. farmers over the next two years. The deal is estimated to be worth $200 million to Idaho wheat growers. [Read More]

Apple and pear growers in Washington State are giving $27 million to support research and extension at Washington State University. It is the largest single gift in the university’s 121-year history. [Read More]

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