Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • Junior Livestock Show of Spokane goes virtual

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer SPOKANE — COVID-19 has affected everything. For students raising animals for junior livestock shows, having shows canceled has meant a loss of opportunity to show off their hard work and a loss of money when... Read More

  • Basin wineries take a hit with doors closed

    By CASEY MCCARTHY Staff Writer MOSES LAKE — Businesses around the country continue to adjust behind closed doors, and social distancing measures continue due to the official responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wineries in Washington have not been immune, with... Read More

  • Upcoming events: Are they happening?

    MOSES LAKE — As COVID-19 continues to dominate the news, event planners are taking a hard look at upcoming events and making tough decisions about whether to hold their event, postpone it or cancel it. Below is a listing of... Read More

  • Honeybee-killing hornet a concern in Washington

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer COUPEVILLE — Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture are asking for the help of Washington residents to report sightings of the Asian giant hornet. The Asian giant hornet, also known as... Read More

  • Soil science: A look into what one soil scientist does

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer YAKIMA — Behind every farmer is a team. That team includes family, friends, crop advisers and a host of other support members. One of those support members is a soil scientist. Leslie Michel is a... Read More

  • Food processors ready to meet increased demand

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE Staff Writer EAGLE, Idaho — Potato processor Lamb Weston said that grocery store sales of frozen french fries and processed potatoes “are up significantly” as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and the “stay-at-home” orders issued... Read More

  • Farm grant bill aims to innovate

    By CAMERON SHEPPARD WNPA News Service OLYMPIA — Farmers could be awarded grants for adopting and testing new sustainable farming techniques and practices after the state legislature passed Senate Bill 5947. The bill, which awaits Gov. Jay Inslee’s approval, would... Read More

  • Research study shows positive long-term impact on forest hydrology after wildfire

    By CASEY MCCARTHY Staff Writer In the longest-term study of its kind, a study of hydrological recovery after wildfires and post-fire forest management saw positive results in the long term. Ryan Niemeyer is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of... Read More

  • Subsurface irrigation research shows reduced water intake while increasing grape quality

    By CASEY MCCARTHY Staff Writer PULLMAN — For years, one factor has been key in holding back, or limiting, the growth of Washington state vineyards: available water. A recently published research study by Washington State University Professor Dr. Pete Jacoby... Read More

  • Washington’s dairy industry not dumping milk

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer LYNNWOOD — Washington dairy farmers are not dumping milk. That was the report from Kimmi Devaney, director of communications and industry relations for Dairy Farmers of Washington and the Washington State Dairy Products Commission. “Right... Read More

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