alfalfa

Alfalfa Crop
6:06 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Alfalfa Growers Hope to Harvest More Green This Year

Drex Gauntt grows some of the earliest-harvested alfalfa in the Northwest near Burbank, Wash. Hay prices this year have him smiling.
Credit Anna King

Many Northwest alfalfa growers had a rough year with bad weather last summer. Rain can leach nutrients out of drying hay and rot away any profits. But this year, hay markets are primed if growers can duck the storm clouds.

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GMO Alfalfa Concerns
6:23 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Washington Farmer Says Careful Practices Keep GMO And Conventional Alfalfa Apart

Washington State agriculture officials announced today that genetically modified alfalfa was found in a field where it shouldn’t have been.
Credit daryl_mitchell

Washington State agriculture officials announced today that genetically modified alfalfa was found in a field where it shouldn’t have been. Growing the crop is legal in the United States, but it’s not clear if the mix-up will upset sensitive export markets.

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GMO Alfalfa Concerns
5:53 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Alfalfa In Washington Field Tests Positive For GMO

Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 5:48 pm

Tests of alfalfa seed from a field in eastern Washington have come back positive for genetically engineered genes called Round-Up-Ready.

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GMO Alfalfa Concerns
4:25 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Washington State Testing For GMO Alfalfa

Gary D. Robson Wikimedia

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 4:20 pm

Washington agriculture researchers are investigating whether genetically engineered alfalfa was growing where it wasn’t supposed to in the eastern part of the state.

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