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Updated 1 week, 1 day ago

On the map: Open source technology lets farmers conserve precious water

CRANE, Ore. — Mark Owens said his desire to conserve water began in earnest way back in 2015.

Updated 4 days ago
U.S. Department of Agriculture updates apple crop insurance rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), which oversees the government’s crop insurance programs, is asking for comments from apple growers after announcing proposed c...

Updated 5 days ago
Potato commission chief looks at this year’s spud conference

MOSES LAKE — There are two big things Chris Voigt is excited for about this year’s Washington-Oregon Potato Conference.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Better hops, better beer

PROSSER – Good hops make good beer; so, when hops improve, so does beer.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Rising and falling: Analyst looks at shifts in the global landscape

YAKIMA — Peter Zeihan has three things he wants farmers to know: The era of globalization is over, the People’s Republic of China is doomed, and Mexico is th...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Northwest Hay Expo coming to Kennewick

MOSES LAKE — The Washington State Hay Growers Association has scheduled its annual conference, the Northwest Hay Expo, for Jan. 19-20, 2022, at the Three Riv...

Updated 1 month ago
Developing robotic arms: More and more farm labor will be done by machines, speaker says

YAKIMA — Author Peter Zeihan has a message for Washington’s apple, pear and cherry growers.

Updated 1 month ago
Cover crops the subject of WSU research project

MOSES LAKE — Winter is coming, and another growing season is done.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Wenatchee art teacher awarded Apple Blossom commission

WENATCHEE — For Cyndi Noyd, one of the joys of being commissioned to paint the official poster art for the 2022 Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival was the oppo...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
USDA awards potato research grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $2.6 million in potato breeding research grants to four researchers across the U.S., including...