Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • Washington Winegrowers ask for changes to quarantine and certification

    The Washington Winegrowers Association is asking the Washington State Department of Agriculture to change two administrative codes: one on grape certification and the other on pest quarantines, according to a press release from the organization. The request stems from three... Read More

  • Hemp, legalized at the federal level, may see a surge in Washington

    By EMRY DINMAN For the Basin Business Journal MOSES LAKE — When, five days before Christmas, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill, an expansive piece of legislation that touches every inch of agriculture in the country, a lot of... Read More

  • Serious kidding

    Grandmother-granddaughter pair from Moses Lake run one-of-a-kind goat farm By RICHARD BYRD For the Basin Business Journal MOSES LAKE — There are greats in all kinds of things. Michael Jordan is extensively considered the greatest basketball player ever. Michael Phelps... Read More

  • Continuing education crucial to farming

    New challenges, new responses in an ever-changing business By CHERYL SCHWEIZER For the Basin Business Journal MOSES LAKE — Farming looks timeless. Sure, technology has come to the farm, and some farm chores look different than they once did because... Read More

  • Shaking the money tree in Moses Lake

      By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE For the Basin Business Journal MOSES LAKE — JJ Dagorret doesn’t look like a man who is changing the world. But he is. One fruit orchard at a time. The California natives builds machines to... Read More

  • Registration now open for Moses Lake meeting

    Swine Information Day set for Feb. 1 By CHERYL SCHWEIZER For the Basin Business Journal MOSES LAKE — Registration is open for the annual Washington Swine Information Day, scheduled for Feb. 1 at Pillar Rock Grill in Moses Lake. The... Read More

  • Winegrower conference coming in mid-February

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE For the Basin Business Journal “Intentional From Grape to Glass” is the theme of this year’s Washington Winegrowers annual convention at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick on Feb. 11-14. “Over the past year, we... Read More

  • New tax law reduces rates but increases complexity

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE For the Basin Business Journal While the tax code changes every year, 2019 is ringing in some of the most substantial changes to the U.S. tax code in a long time. According to Cody Parrish, an... Read More

  • Washington Potato Commission sets sights on research, education and trade in 2019

    By EMRY DINMAN For the Basin Business Journal MOSES LAKE — Though trade commissions for various industries come across difficulties all the time, perhaps no problem is as good to have as the one the Washington Potato Commission is currently... Read More

  • Research important to ever-evolving potato industry

    Looking at all aspects of potato production By CHERYL SCHWEIZER For the Basin Business Journal KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — For a profession that looks timeless, farming sure changes a lot. From irrigation to pest control, the farm in 2019 is... Read More

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  • WSDA to hold "Ask the Expert" gypsy moth open houses January 17, 2019
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) invites community members to attend "Ask the Expert" open houses in areas where spring gypsy moth treatments have been proposed.
  • WSDA proposes spring treatment to protect Washington from gypsy moth December 19, 2018
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is proposing to treat several areas in Western Washington next spring to eradicate multiple introductions of gypsy moth, a non-native, invasive pest that can decimate the environment. The proposal calls for treating a total of about 1,700 acres of land at four sites, including one site where WSDA […]
  • 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.