Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • Sarah Wilson Miss Rodeo Othello

    Sarah Wilson is the 17-year-old daughter of Jay and Ellen Wilson. As a senior at Othello High School, Sarah is a member of the Drama Club, Othello High School Marching Band, Washington State High School Equestrian Team and FFA. Sarah... Read More

  • Looking outside the barrel

    ROYAL SLOPE — They say wine only gets better with age. And to produce quality wine also requires time, patience, and a unwaivering dedication to learning and growing; a process which Josh and Lisa Lawrence have come to know well... Read More

  • Group sees reform, accountability in farm checkoff programs

    MOSES LAKE — A number of U.S. farm groups are backing an effort to reform federal crop promotion and research programs — also called checkoff programs — as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. According to Joe Maxwell, executive director... Read More

  • Burress enjoys big day at Buffalo Bill Rodeo

    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — Steer wrestler Tee Burress loves to rodeo and the PRCA’s circuit system is a perfect fit for him. The Piedmont, S.D., cowboy’s main source of income is working with his father, Marty, in the construction business... Read More

  • Sears Hometown under new ownership

    MOSES LAKE — The Sears Hometown Store in downtown Moses Lake is under new management and is ready to do business. “I took over at the beginning of April,” said Brad Evers, the store’s new franchise owner. To celebrate the... Read More

  • Carter captures X Bulls glory in Reno

    RENO, Nev. — This was definitely the right time for bull rider Riker Carter to have a great time. In a field of star-studded competitors, the Stone, Idaho, cowboy won his inaugural Xtreme Bulls Division 1 event when he captured... Read More

  • Half-Sun Travel Plaza humming along

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    MOSES LAKE — It’s been a little over 15 months since the Confederated Tribes of the Colville opened Colville Fuels Half-Sun Travel Plaza of the southwest corner of South Wanapum Drive and West Lakeshore Drive. While specific fuel or merchandise... Read More

  • Irons in the Fire: Family is the most important crop to Ephrata Farmer

    EPHRATA — Farming is much more than just a passion to Jeff Cobb. It is his life’s work. “Every day is different,” Jeff said. Which, is ultimately why he continues to love farming he explained.  Having grown up on a... Read More

  • Visker’s Family Honored 2017 Grant County Hay King

    When you’ve been farming as long as the Visker’s have you pick up a few valuable tidbits along the way. And their expertise has paid off well as Haywire Farms Inc. was named 2017 Grant County Hay King.  “It’s a pretty... Read More

  • Quincy Farm Family of the Year – Jim Buys’ Family

    QUINCY – Making something out of nothing is the typical plight for most farmers. It was no different for Jim and Minnie Buys who bought a modest parcel of land 50 years ago off of what is now Adams and... Read More

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  • 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.
  • WSDA trappers start annual hunt for pests May 31, 2018
    WSDA has begun its annual hunt for pests that threaten the state`s agriculture industry. Trappers are hitting the road to set traps throughout the state to monitor for the introduction or spread of a variety of invasive pests, including gypsy moths, apple maggot and Japanese beetle.
  • Season to treat invasive Spartina starts in June May 16, 2018
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) will begin this year`s treatment season for Spartina on June 1 with the treatments continuing through November. Survey and eradication efforts of the aggressive, noxious weed will take place in multiple areas, including Grays Harbor, Hood Canal, Willapa Bay, Puget Sound, the north and west sides of the […]
  • Gypsy moth treatments begin in Kitsap and Pierce counties May 3, 2018
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) will conduct the first of three treatments to eradicate European gypsy moths next week. In total, WSDA will treat about 1,300 acres with Btk (Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki), which is approved for use on organic food crops and has been safely used in previous gypsy moth eradication projects […]
  • Businesses will need new license endorsement to produce marijuana-infused edibles March 20, 2018
    OLYMPIA -- As of April 1, statutory authority to regulate the makers of marijuana edibles will be added to the administrative responsibilities of the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), a move that will require these businesses to apply for a special endorsement on their business licenses.