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Agriculture department fights gypsy moths in Cowlitz County

SILVER LAKE - The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has begun treatments for the eradication of ...

Updated 1 day, 10 hours ago
New L&I group to focus on safety of farmworkers

TUMWATER — The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries, L&I, says it is taking a major step to help farmworkers be safe on the job.

Updated 3 days, 10 hours ago
Newhouse bill seeks to allow postal service alcohol deliveries

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Yakima, has his way, one of the last remaining vestiges of the Prohibition Era could soon be repealed.

Updated 1 week ago
L&I issues temporary COVID-19 rules for farm labor housing

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and the State Department of Health in early May issued revised COVID-19 guidelines for farmworkers living in temporary housing.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
New director joins WSU ag weather service

PULLMAN -- Professor Lav Khot was named interim director of Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet with the goal of maintaining the momentum of the syste...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Othello CHS bean plant grows, will triple processing rate

OTHELLO – With the recent addition of 50,000 square feet of warehouse space, the CHS dry edible bean plant in Othello is increasing its storage capacity by 35%. This move is driven by the CHS strategy to expand c...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Cherry growers forecast ‘good’ but not record harvest for 2021

YAKIMA — Washington cherry growers are looking at the prospects of a good crop for 2021 with a long harvest time, though neither are expected to be records.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
LDS church-linked firm to bid on bankrupt Easterday properties

SPOKANE — A Salt Lake City-based real estate company attached to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has signaled its intention to make a nearly $200 million bid on the property of bankrupt Easterday ...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Grant County Economic Development Council turns 30

MOSES LAKE — Thirty years. That’s how long the Grant County Economic Development Council has been around, helping keep and attract new business to what is a ...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
WSU Bee research center slowly buzzing with activity

OTHELLO — As Kelley Kulhanek examined the frame covered with bees, turning it over with hands covered in blue nitrile gloves, she felt something just below t...