Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • Bureau of Land Management names new state director

    Staff Report WASHINGTON — Barry Bushue was appointed the state director for the Bureau of Land Management in Washington and Oregon on June 8, according to a press release from the agency. Bushue’s resume includes owning a retail and agritourism... Read More

  • Lessons from pandemic could apply to soil health regeneration

    By CASEY MCCARTHY For the Basin Business Journal SEATTLE — As the coronavirus pandemic affects lives across the country, people and communities have learned to adapt their behaviors to meet the situation. A pair of researchers from Seattle, Dr. David... Read More

  • Wineries eager to move out of Phase 1

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer TRI-CITIES — While most counties in Washington state have been able to move on to Phase 2, three counties are stuck in Phase 1: Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties. These three counties are known for... Read More

  • Washington Wine Foundation announces scholarship recipients

    Staff Report CASHMERE — The Washington Wine Foundation has awarded $48,000 in scholarships to students studying viticulture and enology. The scholarship money came from the Walter J. Clore Scholarship, Foundation Fund Scholarship, Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship and George... Read More

  • Stone fruit pathogens on the rise in Washington

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer WENATCHEE — As COVID-19 continues to plague Washington state, there are two other pathogens that are on the rise among stone fruits in the state. The only solution for both of these pathogens is the... Read More

  • Two Yakima County dairies to receive grant money

    Staff Report OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Commerce is giving $970,000 in grants to four Washington dairies for the purchase of anaerobic digesters. The grants were announced on May 26 in a press release. Organix, Inc., of Outlook,... Read More

  • New COVID-19 regulations hurt farmers

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer OLYMPIA — The new rules handed down by the governor’s office with regard to worker safety has put farmers and orchardists in a very difficult place. Bre Elsey, associate director of government relations for the... Read More

  • Upcoming events — Are they happening?

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer MOSES LAKE — As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the lives of Americans, event planners are taking a hard look at upcoming events and making tough decisions about whether to hold their event or... Read More

  • New research looks at how water movement in plants is controlled

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer PULLMAN — In the 1960s, the herbicide 2,6-Dichlorobenzonitrile came into use by farmers to control weeds. Today, it is still use in Washington state to get rid of the horsetail weed in orchards. Why it... Read More

  • Mesa dairyman gives back during National Dairy Month

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer MESA — One Eastern Washington dairyman has a special way of celebrating June as National Dairy Month. For every gallon of Darigold milk that his local grocery store sells, he donates $1 to the local... Read More

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