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State regulators charge PacifiCorp with failure to plan

LACEY — The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, the body that regulates the state’s utilities, has filed a complaint against Oregon-based utility PacifiCorp for failing to consider the social cost...

Updated 1 month ago
Washington company develops special shoes for people with diabetes

REDMOND — A Washington-based maker of remote sensors for health care has teamed up with a Florida-based maker of protective footwear for people with diabetes to create shoes that can monitor diabetic ulcers and h...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
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 2 months 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 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 3 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.

Updated 3 months ago
PNAA names new Ops director

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

Deadly rabbit disease confirmed in Thurston County; vets urge vaccination
2022-08-04
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) state veterinarian’s office confirmed the presence of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 (RHDV2) - a highly contagious and fatal disease - in two Thurston County rabbits from a single household last week.
Japanese beetle found in Richland, growing concern for ag products
2022-07-29
Thursday afternoon, July 28, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) confirmed a Japanese beetle catch found in Richland, more than 35 miles east of the current proposed quarantine zone in Grandview.
Japanese beetle found in Wapato, state alerts growers to protect crops from growing infestation
2022-07-27
Monday afternoon Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) confirmed the first detection of Japanese beetle in Wapato – almost 30 miles from the area currently infested by Japanese beetles near Grandview.
Giant hornet gets new name
2022-07-25
The Entomological Society of America selected "northern giant hornet" for the official common name of Vespa mandarinia, formerly known as Asian giant hornet or "murder hornet."
Yard debris site now open in Grandview for Japanese beetle control
2022-07-22
Japanese Beetle Response Yard Debris Drop-Off is open at 875 Bridgeview Rd., Grandview, WA 98930 for residents in the proposed quarantine area