Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • Investigation identifies likely cause of Wanapum Dam fracture

    BEVERLY, Wash.— Preliminary results of an extensive 11-week investigation by Grant PUD and its consultants has determined that the primary contributing factor to a fracture developing within the dam's spillway, was a mathematical error during the pre-construction design of Wanapum Dam.... Read More

  • Harvard research and Bayer at odds about bee deaths

    A new study released by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) blaming two neonicotinoid insecticides for being major causes of honey bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), prompted Bayer CropScience to respond with high criticism of the research.... Read More

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  • Bighorn, domestic sheep butt heads: BLM aims to close acreage to ranching

    (MCT) – A draft plan from the Bureau of Land Management proposes to close three of its four domestic sheep grazing allotments along the Salmon River east of Riggins. Closing the grazing areas would help reduce transmission of pneumonia from... Read More

  • USDA to cut energy costs for farmers, rural small businesses

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is seeking applications from rural small businesses and agricultural producers for funding to make energy efficiency improvements or to install renewable energy systems. "Developing renewable energy presents an enormous economic opportunity for rural... Read More

  • Increased drought portends lower future for Midwest yields

    Increasingly harsh drought conditions in the U.S. Midwest’s Corn Belt may take a serious toll on corn and soybean yields over the next half-century, according to research published in the journal Science. Corn yields could drop by 15 to 30... Read More

  • Telecommunications bill

    The new law will enable telecommunication experts like Dave Cerul, of B&D Communications, to do their job without fear of stepping into electricians' territory. Read More

  • Governor Inslee signs telecommunications bill

    Local telecommunications workers expressed relief after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill they called necessary to continue their work. HB 2253 states that telecommunications work includes providing power, instead of requiring an electrician's license to install cables that carry both... Read More

  • Ag markets ended the week in decidedly mixed fashion

    Improved planting prospects depressed corn futures Friday. The grain and soy markets bounced Thursday night, but corn turned lower in Friday action. Talk of improved planting weather apparently triggered fresh selling, since farmers could get a great deal of grain... Read More

  • Washington wine industry creates path for sustainable winemaking

    As the Washington wine industry grew quickly to over 800 wineries, resources about how to establish or improve sustainability didn't keep pace. Sustainability is integral to any efficient processing facility that consumes water, fuel, electricity, glass, and other natural resources.... Read More

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