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USDA to offer shipping container assistance for agricultural export

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in late May that the Farm Service Agency is accepting applications from interested agricultural producers and

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
USDA: Wheat crop expected to increase this year

PORTLAND — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting a major increase in wheat production in Washington in 2022, according to a report published by the department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Updated 4 weeks ago
Biological fungicide OK’d for US use

WAGENINGEN, Netherlands — Dutch agricultural chemical maker Ceradis Crop Protection announced in late April that its CeraFruta postharvest biological fungicide has now been listed for organic use in the United St...

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Banner Bank hires new mortgage officer

EPHRATA — Banner Bank has hired veteran lender Lorena Urrutia as its new mortgage loan officer for its Ephrata office.

Updated 1 month ago
SBA recognizes Washington businesses

SEATTLE — Four Washington small business owners have been recognized by the Small Business Administration as part of the agency’s 2022 National Small Business Week program.

Updated 1 month ago
USDA to offer $6 billion in relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced via press release in early May that it will make $6 billion in relief payments to commodity and specialty crop growers affected by natural disasters...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
A decade of change in just a few weeks: Ag economist looks at rapidly shifting trends

The world has seen a lot of change in the last few years, according to Dave Kohl.

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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.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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.

Updated 2 months ago
‘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.

With new Jefferson County detection, Washington leads the nation in backyard flocks with bird flu
2022-07-01
Washington has had more detections of bird flu in backyard flock than any other state, with Jefferson County joining the count with the county's first case today.
Bird flu detected in Kitsap County, poultry show and sale suspension recommendation continues
2022-06-30
A backyard flock in Kitsap County tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on June 29.
WSDA now accepting applications for Farm to School purchasing grant
2022-06-23
WSDA is investing nearly $3 million for Farm to School programs in the state. Grant application are now available.