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PNAA names new Ops director

REDMOND — The Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance has named Lisa Childs as the organization’s new director of operations.

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USDA seeks pollinator experts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced that it is looking for people to serve on a new committee intended to direct future pollinator research.

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‘Control the controllables’: Planning to succeed in even the most difficult times

BLACKSBURG, Va. — There’s a lot that farmers cannot control: costs, prices, market conditions, the weather.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Climate expert: Summer heat is here to stay

PULLMAN — No one argues that it wasn’t hot during the summer of 2021.

Updated 1 month ago
Schweitzer announces executive promotions

PULLMAN — Electrical control manufacturer Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories announced changes to its senior executive team in a press release issued in early March.

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USDA marketing grant applications open

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a new round of grants designed to help local farmers market their produce.

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Barbosa named director of Apple Education Foundation

WENATCHEE — The Washington Apple Education Foundation has named Faviola Barbosa as the organization’s new executive director.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
USDA floriculture survey shows trends, informs growers

OLYMPIA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducted a survey of greenhouse floriculture across the Pacific Northwest in late 2021 and early 2022.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Washington wheat harvest falls by nearly half in 2021

MOSES LAKE — Total Washington wheat production fell by nearly half in 2021, thanks largely to drought and an early summer heat wave, according to data published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in mid-January.

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Port of Morrow fined $1.3M over nitrate violations

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has fined the Port of Morrow along the Columbia River $1.3 million for repeatedly over-applying agricultural wastewater on nearby farms in an area that already has elevated levels of ...

State continues quest to eradicate invasive Spartina in June
WSDA continues its successful partnership to eradicate Spartina from Washington's shorelines.
State veterinarian urges flock owners to skip fairs, exhibitions
Officials are urging bird owners to skip fairs and exhibitions for now.
Okanogan and Whatcom join counties with confirmed bird flu cases
WSDA confirms HPAI in Okanogan and Whatcom counties.