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Kittitas student wins apple art award

WENATCHEE — Kirstin Johnson said it wasn’t really inspiration that prompted her award winning artwork.

Updated 3 days, 15 hours ago
Farmer breathes new life into an old combine

STRATFORD — It all started when Dan Hendrickson decided to plant something other than hay this year.

Updated 1 week ago
Little risk in proper use of glyphosate

TRI-CITIES — If there’s one thing Allan Felsot wants people to understand, is that there’s a difference between risk and hazard. “Regulators regulate for ris...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Researcher specializes in plant, seed diseases

MT. VERNON, Wash. — It was a fascination with land grant universities and associated cooperative extension services that brought Lindsey du Toit to the Unite...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
PNW vegetable conference going online this year

CYBERSPACE — It’s going to be an odd conference this year for members of the Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association as they gather this November. Because it’s all going to be online. Virtual. On the Internet.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
WSDA catches, loses track of Asian giant hornet

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Agriculture finally caught a live one! An Asian giant hornet, that is, in early October, and they were able to t...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
100 years of building and fixing

PASCO — According to Washington State University’s Cooperative Extension services, there are 1.8 million acres of irrigated farmland in the state of Washington.

Updated 1 month ago
USDA announces second round of covid farm aid

Farmers who missed out on the first round of Coronavirus loss assistance are now eligible to apply for a second round of assistance under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP2).

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Potato losses hurt more than just farmers, processors

It’s been a difficult year for the Washington’s potato farmers, with growers and potato processors losing an estimated $900 million in sales — both domestic and exports — and $170 million in income, according to ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Yakima wineries struggle with COVID-19 closures

The sawdust was still settling on Fortuity Cellars’ new tasting room when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.