Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • Oregon Potato Company to purchase Quincy Foods

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer QUINCY — Oregon Potato Company is purchasing Quincy Foods, in Quincy, Wash., for $21.5 million, according to court documents filed on Nov. 15, 2019. Oregon Potato will also be purchasing the inventory at an estimated... Read More

  • WSDA helps fund potato soil health research

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer MOSES LAKE – There is a consensus that research in the area of potato soil health is a definite need. Members of the Washington State Department of Agriculture agree. During the 2019 legislative session, the... Read More

  • Othello on verge of becoming frozen potato capital of the world

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer OTHELLO — Othello is about to become the largest producer of frozen potatoes in the world. McCain Foods broke ground in October of 2019 in Othello for a new line that will double the size... Read More

  • Commission leader reflects on potatoes in Oregon

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. — In the spring of 2019, Gary Roth stepped into the role of executive director for the Oregon Potato Commission. His predecessor, Bill Brewer, stepped down after 13 years at the commission. “I... Read More

  • Small Business Development Center hosts hemp conference

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer QUINCY — The Small Business Development Center, a part of the Grant County Economic Development Council, based in Moses Lake, hosted its first hemp conference on Jan. 8 at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference... Read More

  • California modifies cherry import rules

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer OLYMPIA — The California Department of Food and Agriculture issued new rules in December that will allow cherry processors in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Utah to continue shipping cherries even if fruit fly larvae... Read More

  • Ag Hall of Fame announced for 2020

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer PASCO — Seven individuals are being inducted into the Ag Hall of Fame this year. The awards are the Mid-Columbia Ag Hall of Fame Pioneer Award, the Rising Star Award, the Agriculture Advisor Award and... Read More

  • First quarter of the 2019-2020 potato crop year saw export increases

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer MOSES LAKE — The July 2019 to September 2019 quarter of the 2019-2020 potato crop year saw increases in US potato exports, according to numbers released by Potatoes USA, based out of Denver, in November.... Read More

  • Green manure as biofumigant, increasing potato soil health

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer PASCO — “Trying to do more with less.” That is what Grant Morris, a farming partner at Schneider Farms, north of Pasco, sees as one of the challenges facing farmers. “We’re asked to raise more... Read More

  • Columbia Basin Development League elects 2020 board

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer MOSES LAKE — The Columbia Basin Development League has announced their board for 2020. Kelly Cochrane of Cochrane Farms in Kahlotus and Christina Wyatt of Big Bend Electric Coop in Ritzville were elected to the... Read More

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