Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • State treasurer concerned about bond financing

    State treasurer James McIntire is concerned about the way legislators have been trying to use bond financing. He cited the transportation revenue package and a recent bill to finance school construction through lottery bonds as examples. "We have yet to... Read More

  • Ag markets proved generally weak Tuesday night

    Profit-taking reportedly hit the crop markets Tuesday night. The crop markets posted impressive gains Tuesday, with the nearby contracts making multi-month highs. Their rallies may persist, especially if country prices remain strong, but the markets apparently suffered from widespread profit-taking... Read More

  • Tribal tax bill

    Supporters of HB 1287, regarding tribal property's tax status, look on as Gov. Jay Inslee signs it into law on Apr. 3, 2014. Read More

  • New law gives tribes parity in land purchases

    Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill this month meant to give Native American tribes the same tax status as state or local governments when purchasing property, but Central Washington lawmakers are wary of it. HB 1287 says that property owned... Read More

  • Ag market proved generally mixed Monday

    Corn was supported by slow planting prospects Monday. Although some farmers may have been able to rush some corn planting late last week, the advent of wet, chilly weather over the Corn Belt over the weekend reportedly encouraged buying. Little... Read More

  • After long wait, ranchers find relief from USDA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gary Cammack wondered if his state's ranching community could recover. An early-season blizzard had just pounded South Dakota, and no one had seen such devastation. Cammack, a Republican state representative and a rancher, feared for both his... Read More

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  • Brewers fear proposed FDA rule would spike costs

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Northwest beer brewers have joined a national outcry over a proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration which they say would make it prohibitively expensive for them to recycle spent grain by providing it to... Read More

  • Washington Wine Industry Foundation offers scholarships

    Over $20,000 is available this year from the Washington Wine Industry Foundation for students studying viticulture, enology or related disciplines. Applications are due on June 1.  The Foundation has awarded over $110,000 in scholarships since 2001. The scholarships available this... 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.