Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • Washington State Potato Commissioner Robert Halvorson, Jr. represents fresh growers

    "I get to play in the dirt," Washington State Potato Commissioner Robert Halvorson, Jr. says about his love of farming. "You can almost immediately see the results of your decisions. Almost immediately we know if we've done it right." Halvorson... Read More

  • Officials seek clues in natural gas facility blast

    State and federal regulators looking for what caused an explosion at a liquefied natural gas facility on the Washington-Oregon border have begun interviewing injured workers. Meanwhile, the Benton County Sheriff's Department says a team went inside the damaged processing building... Read More

  • Female Farmer Michaele Blake

    Farmer Michaele Blake attracts a following when she lugs her slop bucket along the fence. Read More

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  • Explosion rocks Plymouth

    An explosion this morning at the Williams Northwest Natural Gas storage facility prompted the evacuation of the adjacent community of Plymouth, near the SR 395 bridge across the Columbia. No injuries were reported as of 10:15. The explosion, whose cause... Read More

  • Odessa water

    Construction is underway to widen the East Low Canal from Weber Siphon to Lind Coulee Wasteway Gate. Read More

  • ‘Real, wet water’

    Dozens took part in a ceremony held March 6, as federal, state, and local agencies signed a contract to deliver water through the new Weber Siphon to irrigators on the Odessa Aquifer in the eastern part of Washington state. Washington... Read More

  • Chairman Hastings prepares to issue subpoena on White Bluffs bladderpod listing decision

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2014 - Today, at a House Natural Resources Full Committee oversight hearing, Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) pressed U.S. Fish and Wildlife (FWS) Service Director Dan Ashe on the Department’s non-compliance with the Committee’s request for documents... Read More

  • Preserving the past: Tribal, archaeological sites receive protection

    OLYMPIA - A bill protecting the locations of tribal burial grounds and other archaeological sites awaits the governor's signature to become law. The legislation, which makes information about the locations of archaeological resources unavailable to the public through public records... Read More

  • Preserving the past

    Lowered water levels on the Wanapum Reservoir have brought about issues with public safety and preservation of archaeological sites. A bill recently signed into law protects the archaeological locations from being revealed in public records requests. Read More

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  • 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.
  • 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 […]