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by Joel Preston Smith and Eli Penberthy
Craft brewing now makes up more than five percent of the beer market, meaning artisan brewers have a say in the variety and quality of hops grown in the Northwest.
What's the difference between an ale and a lager? Find out, plus staff picks, and terms you should know to be a beer geek.
by Trudy Bialic
This year, genetically engineered sweet corn-on-the-cob hits the U.S. market for the first time. You will not find it at PCC.
Farmers oppose GMO apples · DHA milk controversy · Cannabis farming · Meatless Mondays upset ranchers · More seafood fraud · Flouride · Cell phones cause ADHD? · Craving carbs · Israeli wins Food Prize · Buy local timber
Early-fall favorites in our produce aisles — peppers, eggplant, corn and tomatoes — are a great way to make easy dips and spreads.
by Daniel Jack Chasan
Limited water supplies and who controls them have defined the history of the American West for centuries. Conflicts over water are certain to increase with global warming and a growing population.
Join Jubilee Farm in Carnation, Wash., for a celebration of the new partnership with the PCC Farmland Trust and King County on Sat., Sept. 15. Also, details on the overturn of a development plan that would have opened development to 182 acres of prime farmland near Sumner.
Quinoa is growing in Washington! Other Northwest news: our state's apple growers face growing competition, labor troubles plague the blackberry industry, and Alaska salmon fishermen caught fewer fish this season.