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  • Washington-Oregon Potato Conference Set for Jan. 22-24

    Workshops, trade show among activities By CHERYL SCHWEIZER For the Basin Business Journal KENNEWICK — A wide array of workshops, information programs, a trade show, the annual leadership recognition banquet and the potato bar will be among the highlights of... Read More

  • Columbia Basin Water Group elects 2019 board, officers

    The state’s organization serving as the “voice” of the Columbia Basin Project elected new Board of Trustees to serve in 2019. The Columbia Basin Development League has supported the Bureau of Reclamation’s Columbia Basin Project and future development since 1964.... Read More

  • Vin Fisher Jr. snares first RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo average

    WACO, Texas - Rodeo victories have been plentiful for Vin Fisher Jr. during his PRCA career. Yet ever since the Andrews, Texas, steer roper joined the PRCA in 2001 he had never won the average at the RAM Texas Circuit... Read More

  • American Farm Bureau Accepting Internship Applications Through Jan. 7

    WASHINGTON, December 28, 2018 – The American Farm Bureau Federation is accepting online applications through Jan. 7, 2019, for five paid summer internships. The dates of AFBF’s internships are between mid-May and mid-August, depending on schedules, and will last 8... Read More

  • WSU taps Torres to improve tree fruit industry produce, profits

    Category: Crops

    WENATCHEE — Carolina Torres, a horticulturist and Washington State University alumna, has been named the university’s first Endowed Chair in Tree Fruit Postharvest Systems, according to a press release from WSU. Torres will help Northwest tree fruit growers and packers... Read More

  • Cutting pesticide spray residue on crops aim of grant, research

    By JOEL MARTIN Basin Business Journal PROSSER – Reducing the use of broad-spectrum pesticides that leave residues on food marks the focus of a new research project led by Lav Khot, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Systems... Read More

  • Apple harvest smaller than expected

    Category: Crops

    By CHERYL SCHWEIZER Staff Writer Crop estimated at about 117 million boxes for 2018 WENATCHEE — With a smaller crop than projected and high-quality fruit, 2018 is turning out to be a pretty good year for apples. The 2018 apple... Read More

  • 2018 farm bill welcome in the Northwest

    By EMRY DINMAN Basin Business Journal Agriculture industry groups around the Northwest are celebrating that after months of debate over work requirements, forestry management and myriad other provisions affecting everyone from farmers, farm laborers and the poor, the House overwhelmingly... Read More

  • EPA puts new limits on Clean Water Act

    By EMRY DINMAN Basin Business Journal On Dec. 11, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers presented a change to the definition of the Waters of the United States that would limit the bodies of water... Read More

  • Farm family stays ‘super busy’ together

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE, Basin Business Journal It’s not easy to find the Wade family homestead. Oh, sure, there’s a roadside mailbox with their number in the middle of a cluster of farm mailboxes, but after that, you have to... 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.