Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • Newhouse sponsored bill would streamline H-2A application, create path for illegal immigrants

    By EMRY DINMAN For the Basin Business Journal WASHINGTON D.C. — Untold thousands of undocumented workers make up the nation’s agricultural labor market, an open secret in rural counties across the country that simultaneously reject illegal workers politically but rely... Read More

  • Apple crop forecast about 138 million boxes

    By CHERYL SCHWEIZER For the Basin Business Journal QUINCY — The 2019 Washington apple crop is one of the biggest in state history — but buried within that number are strategies growers are using to stay in business. The Nov.... Read More

  • Continued progress on Odessa irrigation water

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE For the Basin Business Journal It may not be obvious, but there has been progress in getting water to farmers who need to replace their declining Odessa aquifer water with Columbia River irrigation water. "There’s a... Read More

  • Young Apple Leaders accepting applications for 2020 class

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer FALLS CHURCH, VA — USApple is accepting applications for the 2020 Young Apple Leaders class. Young Apple Leaders started in 2010 by the U.S. Apple Association as a way to showcase the next generation of... Read More

  • EU enacts new inspection requirements

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer OLYMPIA — The Department of Agriculture for both Washington and Oregon are alerting those in agriculture to new EU inspection regulations. “The European Union enacted new regulations that require phytosanitary certificates for all raw and... Read More

  • Columbia Basin Foundation starts Ag Endowment

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer EPHRATA — The Columbia Basin Foundation has recently announced that it is creating an agricultural education endowment. The endowment will award scholarships to high school seniors and college students who are pursuing agriculture related degrees... Read More

  • Cosmic Crisp® apples to hit stores in December

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer YAKIMA — A new apple will be hitting grocery stores in December. The Cosmic Crisp®, or WA 38 as it was known during the development stages, is a new variety of apple that is a... Read More

  • Keynote speaker announced for WSTFA conference

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer YAKIMA — Andrew Busch will be the keynote speaker for the Washington State Tree Fruit Association’s 2019 annual meeting and Northwest Horticultural Expo. Busch is the former Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the Commodity... Read More

  • WSTFA conference to cover a wide variety of topics

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer YAKIMA — The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will be holding their 115th annual meeting and Northwest Horticultural Expo on Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 9 through 11 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The theme for... Read More

  • Potato soil health research underway

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer MOSES LAKE — Washington is out of ground to grow potatoes. “It is one of the biggest challenges we have now in the potato industry,” said Chris Voigt, executive director of the Washington State Potato... Read More

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