Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • Oregon and national honeybee population still unstable

    More than one in five commercial honeybee hives in Oregon did not survive last winter, continuing a financially challenging trend for professional beekeepers. Between Oct. 1 and March 31, Oregon beekeepers reported a 21.1 percent loss in colonies of the... Read More

  • Ag markets began Wednesday’s trading in mixed fashion

    Favorable conditions continued depressing corn futures Tuesday night. Although China announced overnight that it will increase its domestic grain storage capacity by 50 million tonnes, that apparently did little to support corn futures. Prospects for a bumper autumn harvest reportedly... Read More

  • Manure Composting & Management Workshop to be held tomorrow

    Have more manure that you know what to do with?  Learn tips, techniques and strategies for composting and managing manure that can reduce pile size, create a valuable soil amendment, improve animal health, reduce pests, and keep our water clean.... Read More

  • Ag markets diverged Wednesday morning

    Big ethanol production may be boosting corn futures. Corn futures bounced from fresh five-month lows yesterday and remained strong overnight. Bulls were probably pleased as well by the weekly EIA report stating last week’s ethanol production at a record high... Read More

  • Traps to be set for detection of moths destructive to grape fields

    The Washington State Department of Agriculture continues to protect the second-largest grape-growing state in the U.S. and the number two producer of premium wines by continuing its cooperative program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in looking for four species... Read More

  • George Cicotte: Government needs to get its nose out

    George Cicotte (pronounced "SEE-cot") isn't a career politician, and doesn't want to be. Besides being a husband and father of seven,  he's a lawyer specializing in healthcare and employment issues, which he believes gives him the experience and tools to... Read More

  • Janéa Holmquist Newbry: from the trenches of Olympia

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said that farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the fields. Well, I didn't grow up a thousand miles from the farms of Eastern Washington; I... Read More

  • Crop futures began the week rather poorly, but livestock markets looking up

    DDG news sent corn futures lower Monday. Current weather forecasts continue pointing to ideal U.S. conditions, which weighed upon corn futures today. However, Sunday night news that China has stopped issuing import permits for U.S. distillers grains (ddg) apparently exaggerated... Read More

  • Ag markets diverged again Thursday

    Weather news continued weighing on corn futures Thursday. The weekly USDA Export Sales report seemed supportive of CBOT corn prices, but the market suffered moderate across-the-board losses today. Ultimately, improved Midwest weather and prospects for a huge fall crop are... Read More

  • Ag markets took some rather divergent paths Wednesday

    Favorable crop prospects seemed to renew pressure on CBOT corn Wednesday. Talk that recent corn and wheat losses will reinvigorate demand boosted those markets Tuesday night, but yellow grain increases prices couldn’t be sustained. Traders apparently resumed their recent sales... 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.