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Roll on, Columbia: Water from the river is Eastern Washington’s life blood

YAKIMA — It’s easy to forget that the Columbia Basin is really scrubland desert.

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Apple-picking robots set to revolutionize orchard work

WENATCHEE — Every year, during Washington state’s autumn apple harvest, hands reach out to pick apples around 13 billion times.

Updated 1 week ago
U.S., Canada committed to waging war against Asian giant hornets

OLYMPIA — As spring approaches, researchers with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the British Co...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Overtime, capital gains, fuel standards keep farm advocates busy

OLYMPIA — A trio of bills that passed out of the originating house of the Washington State Legislature in early March are proving to be concerns for those involved in farming across the state.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Newhouse farm workforce reform measure passes House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives in mid-March voted to approve a bill that is designed to streamline and modernize how farmworkers obtain...

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Easterday Ranches headed for possible liquidation

SPOKANE — As the joint bankruptcy of Easterday Farms and Easterday Ranches makes its way through federal court, it is becoming increasingly likely that Easte...

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Planting potatoes in Pasco: Basin farmers sow thousands of tons of spuds every spring

PASCO — Dust rises gently into the still air as the tractor moves slowly through the field.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Ambrosia apple sales rise in 2020

WENATCHEE – Ambrosia apples are selling well across the United States, especially in the southeast, according to CMI Orchards.

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Testing for the best hay

PASCO — Steve Norberg plants a lot of alfalfa.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
CMI Orchards employee named up-and-coming apple industry leader

WENATCHEE – Becky Hinkley of CMI Orchards has been selected by the U.S. Apple Association as a Young Apple Leader for 2021. A total of 15 accomplished and as...