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Federal COVID-19 farm aid extended to specialty crops

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Specialty crop producers are now eligible to apply for assistance under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), according to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on J...

Updated 3 days, 20 hours ago
New apple maggot soil rules in effect

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has instituted new regulations concerning the soil being transported from apple maggot-quarantined areas to non-quarantined areas. The new rules too...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Upcoming events — Are they happening?

MOSES LAKE — As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the lives of Americans, event planners are taking a hard look at upcoming events and making tough decisions about whether to hold their event or not.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Bureau of Land Management names new state director

WASHINGTON — Barry Bushue was appointed the state director for the Bureau of Land Management in Washington and Oregon on June 8, according to a press release from the agency. Bushue’s resume includes owning a ret...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
New COVID-19 regulations hurt farmers

OLYMPIA — The new rules handed down by the governor’s office with regard to worker safety has put farmers and orchardists in a very difficult place.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Washington Wine Foundation announces scholarship recipients

CASHMERE — The Washington Wine Foundation has awarded $48,000 in scholarships to students studying viticulture and enology. The scholarship money came from the Walter J. Clore Scholarship, Foundation Fund Scholar...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
What you should know about dairy

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Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Two Yakima County dairies to receive grant money

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Commerce is giving $970,000 in grants to four Washington dairies for the purchase of anaerobic digesters. The grants were announced on May 26 in a press release.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Upcoming events — Are they happening?

MOSES LAKE — As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the lives of Americans, event planners are taking a hard look at upcoming events and making tough decisions about whether to hold their event or not.

Washington traps first Asian giant hornet
2020-07-31
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) trapped its first Asian giant hornet this month.
Public asked to turn in suspicious seeds mailed from other countries
2020-07-29
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) are asking the public to turn in seeds they receive that may have been shipped into the United States illegally.
Soil joins list of regulated materials as part of apple maggot quarantine
2020-06-22
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) finalized a rule change which adds certain soils and growing medium to the list of regulated materials pursuant to the apple maggot quarantine. The updated rule takes effect on July 11.