Updated 2 weeks, 6 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 3 weeks, 3 days 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...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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 3 weeks, 5 days 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, 1 week 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.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Climate expert: Summer heat is here to stay

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

Bird flu detected in Kitsap County, poultry show and sale suspension recommendation continues
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
WSDA is investing nearly $3 million for Farm to School programs in the state. Grant application are now available.
Bird flu detected in Yakima County
A backyard flock in Yakima County tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on June 7.