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Western Caucus releases 2023 Farm Bill priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The 100-member Congressional Western Caucus has released its proposed priorities for the upco...

Updated 4 days, 13 hours ago
‘Guarded optimism’ found in 2023 tree fruit harvest projections

OTHELLO — While there’s a long way to go before fruit is in the warehouse – and in grocery store produce departments – cherry, apple and pear growers might b...

Updated 6 days, 13 hours ago
For honey bees, 2023 is potentially a bad year

A massively destructive hurricane in Florida last year, a very stormy winter in California, and higher than average colony losses mean that 2023 is positioned to be a bad year for honey bees. “I talked with a ...

Updated 6 days, 13 hours ago
Flying into a niche: Farmers still looking for that perfect use for ag drones

PASCO — According to Lav Khot, an agricultural drone is just another piece of farm machinery. “A drone is nothing but a tractor,” Khot said. “It’s really ...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
WSU Institute for Northwest Energy Futures receives state funding

RICHLAND, Wash. — Washington’s clean energy future became a little brighter when members of the Washington State House and Senate approved Gov. Jay Inslee’s funding proposal for the Washington State University Tr...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Basin Business Journal commodity report for May 2023

Here's how agricultural commodity prices have changed in the last month:

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Building up: Home construction in eastern Washington fighting a multi-sided battle

EASTERN WASHINGTON — It’s no secret that there’s a housing crunch in eastern Washington. There isn’t enough affordable inventory to meet demand, so how is th...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Agri-Service readies for expansion

KIMBERLY, Idaho — AGCO dealer Agri-Service announced in early April that it is expanding its Pacific Northwest operations with the purchase of three service ...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Deep charge: Group14 breaks ground on Moses Lake factory, looks to electrified future

MOSES LAKE — Group14 Technologies was begun as something of an afterthought. “Group14 is actually a spin-off of another battery technology company called ...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Big 5 showing a slow recovery from COVID-19 pandemic

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Like a lot of retailers, Big 5 Sporting Goods is showing a slow but very steady recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, though current econ...