Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • Trinity Trailer opens new dealership, service facility in Pasco

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer PASCO — Trinity Trailer Manufacturing, based in Boise, Idaho, is opening a new sales and service facility in Pasco. The grand opening is scheduled for Friday, April 5. Trinity Trailer makes semi trailers for commercial... Read More

  • Hay export market surviving tariff crisis

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer MOSES LAKE — While the trade war with China has affected many agricultural industries in the United States, alfalfa exports are not being affected. The U.S. mainly exports hay to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, the... Read More

  • Regenerative agriculture – What is it?

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer There is a movement that is spreading over the country to rebuild dead and nutrient-deficient soil. It is called regenerative agriculture. Regenerative agriculture is set of principles that when enacted on help restore life and... Read More

  • Determining problems in alfalfa fields

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer MOSES LAKE — Anyone who has ever had a garden or flower bed has had to deal with sick or dying plants. Figuring out why those plants aren’t healthy isn’t always easy. Farmers can have... Read More

  • Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association offers scholarships

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer KENNEWICK — The Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association (PNVA) has announced that they are offering up to $5,000 in scholarships for the next school year. Preference will be given to members of the PNVA in agriculture,... Read More

  • Broadband expanding in rural areas

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer Internet connectivity can be a sore subject with many people, especially those living in rural areas. Speeds can range from good to non-existent, depending on the location, the time of day and the weather. For... Read More

  • Pure Éire Dairy, a labor of love

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer OTHELLO — In 2009, Jill Smith of Othello started a little dairy with seven cows. “I wanted grass-fed milk,” Smith said. “We were doing cow things in another area. I saw an opportunity. In a... Read More

  • Getting all steamed up about hay

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE For The Basin Business Journal KENNEWICK — Steamed hay. It sounds like a delicacy you might hand-feed to Japanese cows in between slurps of beer as you sing them sweet songs and raise them for Kobe... Read More

  • Solar power can offer significant savings

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE For The Basin Business Journal KENNEWICK — All Eugene Wilkie says he needs is a corner of an irrigated field. A small patch of land a farmer isn’t using so he can help that farmer save... Read More

  • Ocean carriers struggle as trade continues to grow

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE For The Basin Business Journal MOSES LAKE — Container ships are getting bigger. And that means that seaports like Seattle and Tacoma have to work to keep up. According to John Tullis, a business development manager... 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.