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Updated 1 week, 2 days ago

Saving water is a serious job for Quincy irrigation district

QUINCY — Three million acre feet.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
New endowed chair works to improve tree fruit productivity, stress defense

WENATCHEE – Helping Washington’s tree fruit industry solve production challenges from heat and other environmental stresses, Washington State University phys...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Jake Blauer joins WSU’s potato research group

When Jake Blauer lived in Brazil, he says he saw a lot of potatoes, “but they were often green.”

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Roll on, Columbia: Water from the river is Eastern Washington’s life blood

YAKIMA — It’s easy to forget that the Columbia Basin is really scrubland desert.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Apple-picking robots set to revolutionize orchard work

WENATCHEE — Every year, during Washington state’s autumn apple harvest, hands reach out to pick apples around 13 billion times.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
U.S., Canada committed to waging war against Asian giant hornets

OLYMPIA — As spring approaches, researchers with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the British Co...

Updated 1 month ago
Overtime, capital gains, fuel standards keep farm advocates busy

OLYMPIA — A trio of bills that passed out of the originating house of the Washington State Legislature in early March are proving to be concerns for those involved in farming across the state.

Updated 1 month ago
Newhouse farm workforce reform measure passes House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives in mid-March voted to approve a bill that is designed to streamline and modernize how farmworkers obtain...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Easterday Ranches headed for possible liquidation

SPOKANE — As the joint bankruptcy of Easterday Farms and Easterday Ranches makes its way through federal court, it is becoming increasingly likely that Easte...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Planting potatoes in Pasco: Basin farmers sow thousands of tons of spuds every spring

PASCO — Dust rises gently into the still air as the tractor moves slowly through the field.