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Moving potatoes a labor of love for Othello company

OTHELLO — It all started out in 1985 with one truck as Hector Garza Trucking. There was, however, a problem — th...

Updated 3 days, 20 hours ago
New director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Program wants to expand partnerships

Tree Fruit Extension Specialist Karen Lewis is the new director of Washington State University Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit.

Updated 6 days, 20 hours ago
WSU creates endowed chair in soil health to support potato agriculture

Washington State University’s newly created Distinguished Endowed Chair in Soil Health for Potato Cropping Systems will address priorities in irrigated agric...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Bill would extend disaster aid to grape growers

A bipartisan group of legislators has introduced a bill that would help Washington state grape growers who have seen the quality of their crops affected by smoke from the region’s wildfires this year.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Wine and fungi: The perfect pairing

TRI-CITIES -- A team at Washington State University Tri-Cities is researching the impact that a type of fungus could have on vineyard growth and associated n...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
WSDA prepares assault on gypsy moth lairs

With the press the Asian giant hornet has gotten this year, it’s easy to forget it’s only one of a number of invasive pests the Washington State Department of Agriculture battles every day.

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
New home for collaborative agricultural research to open

Washington State University will celebrate the opening of the new Plant Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art home on the Pullman campus for collaborative re...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
It's national pear month, so have a pear

PORTLAND, Ore. — December is National Pear Month. So, have a pear. Preferably with cheese and walnuts.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Woodinville Whiskey going strong in Quincy

While they brew and distill in Woodinville, Woodinville Whiskey Co.'s connection to Quincy dates from the company's beginning.

Updated 1 month ago
News from the world of potatoes

Washington State University will offer five three-hour webinars in 2020 and 2021 for urban IPM and pesticide education recertification credits. Each seminar will provide three Washington State Department of Agric...