Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA

Category: Crops

Farm Family of the Year: A shallow crop and deep roots at Thaemert Farms

By EMRY DINMAN, For the Basin Business Journal Sixty-two years ago, the Thaemerts couldn’t have imagined that their family farm would be in the position it is today. Their potatoes loom large over the Northwest market, their product is shipped across the country and world, and the Thaemerts were recently recognized by the Quincy Farmers […]

Cherries, and growers, caught in international trade war

ROYAL SLOPE — Cherry season 2018 is winding down; it looks like a big crop and a good quality crop – but while that’s important it’s not the most important thing about cherries right now. Quality and crop size are not the topic of conversation among growers, marketers and shippers. The question of the hour […]

New Season Northwest Fresh Pear Crop Estimate

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 8, 2017) – At the June 1st annual Pear Bureau Northwest meeting, Northwest pear growers compiled the first official 2017-18 fresh pear crop estimate for Washington and Oregon. Pear growers and producers from Washington’s Wenatchee and Yakima districts and Oregon’s Mid-Columbia and Medford districts estimated the fresh pear harvest at 17.6 million […]

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  • WSDA issues 2018 dairy nutrient management grants November 2, 2018
    WSDA this week announced the recipients of eight water-quality project grants funded by fines issued to dairies for improper recordkeeping or manure management.
  • WSDA issues 2018 dairy nutrient management grants November 2, 2018
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) this week announced the recipients of eight water-quality project grants funded by fines issued to dairies for improper recordkeeping or manure management.
  • WSDA expands apple maggot quarantine into Methow Valley October 11, 2018
    WSDA is expanding the state`s apple maggot quarantine into parts of Okanogan County, in an effort to slow the spread of this invasive pest and protect commercial apple production.
  • WSDA trappers start annual hunt for pests May 31, 2018
    WSDA has begun its annual hunt for pests that threaten the state`s agriculture industry. Trappers are hitting the road to set traps throughout the state to monitor for the introduction or spread of a variety of invasive pests, including gypsy moths, apple maggot and Japanese beetle.
  • Season to treat invasive Spartina starts in June May 16, 2018
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) will begin this year`s treatment season for Spartina on June 1 with the treatments continuing through November. Survey and eradication efforts of the aggressive, noxious weed will take place in multiple areas, including Grays Harbor, Hood Canal, Willapa Bay, Puget Sound, the north and west sides of the […]