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Trump Administration To Aid Farmers

The Trump administration is coming to the aid of farmers hurt by its own hard-line trade policies, announcing Tuesday that it will make an estimated $12 billion in government assistance available, including direct payments to growers. Read more

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Will The Skills Gap Impact Advanced Manufacturing In Small Town USA?

Most of us, regardless of our age, have heard the song popularized by Sophie Tucker and Eddie Cantor after World War I: “How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm (After They’ve Seen Paree?).” Read more

A Flower-Farming Renaissance: America’s Slow Flower Movement

A Flower-Farming Renaissance: America’s Slow Flower Movement

Diane Szukovathy, a flower farmer in Washington State’s Skagit Valley, chairs the board of the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, which was launched in 2011.

(updated June 30, 2016) On a gloomy morning in March, an insistent rain fell on the dull gray and smoky brown buildings of South Seattle’s industrial Georgetown neighborhood. But at the back of a former brewery, a different palette reigned. Bursts of yellow corylopsis gave way to pale magenta hellebores and pink cherry blossoms. Read more