The dirt: Farming for the School Trust

Welcome to the first issue of The Dirt: Farming for the School Trust.


A quarterly publication, The Dirt will keep you informed of agriculture sector issues and DNR activities and involvement. You will also find information on current public lease auctions for state trust lands in agriculture that may be of interest to you.  


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Spring wheatHigh yield and soil conservation with direct seed
Jerald Sheffels and Bob Bandy have been successful at direct seed farming for more than 15 years...  Read more... 
Orchard near Columbia River GorgeAbout Washington State's trust lands in agriculture
State trust lands play a key role in the Washington State's ranking as a major contributor to domestic and international markets. Read more... 
Zirkle orchard plantedReplacement trust lands grow fruits-funds for schools
A 1,143-acre orchard in Benton County didn't just replace Common School Trust lands; it revitalized a lessee's market position  Read more... 
Westside Ag LandWestside trust portfolio in agriculture
Only a small portion of state trust land agricultural production on are the Westside but they are certainly diverse. Read more... 

Nov. 15, 2011
Irrigated parcel
Franklin County

Nov. 29, 2011
Irrigated parcel
Grant County

Nov. 30, 2011
Irrigated parcel
Franklin County

Dec. 20, 2011
Irrigated parcel
Benton County

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