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Telling ranching’s story one cow at a time

ELLENSBURG — Chelsea Hajny is no stranger to cattle.

Updated 1 day ago
Best in herd: Floyd and RaeAnn Lewis named Cattlemen of the Year

MOSES LAKE — Rancher Floyd Lewis has no doubts that cattle understand their place in the universe.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Washington farmers plant fewer acres of spring wheat in 2022

OLYMPIA — Despite a cooler and wetter spring and early summer, farmers across Eastern Washington have planted fewer acres of spring wheat in 2022 when compar...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Fair cancels poultry showing, auctions as bird flu persists

MOSES LAKE — Even as summer — with 100-degree heat — has arrived, officials with the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the Washington Department...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Potatoes and faith: Ag World marks 25 years, looks forward to the next 25

MOSES LAKE — The heat wave and drought made 2021 an odd year in the Columbia Basin.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Small town feel: Warden sees an influx of new homes

WARDEN — Development is coming to Warden that may put the small town of just under 2,500 on homebuyers’ radar in the days to come.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
State regulators charge PacifiCorp with failure to plan

LACEY — The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, the body that regulates the state’s utilities, has filed a complaint against Oregon-based utility PacifiCorp for failing to consider the social cost...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Ranching groups poised to fight proposed legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The passage of a pair of bills designed to improve regulation of U.S. cattle and beef markets has prompted concerns among some national an...

Updated 1 month ago
Rain, cost of products bring hay prices up

COLUMBIA BASIN — As costs continue to rise in the current economy, the hit can be felt throughout the market, from consumers to producers — including in the ...

Updated 1 month ago
Washington company develops special shoes for people with diabetes

REDMOND — A Washington-based maker of remote sensors for health care has teamed up with a Florida-based maker of protective footwear for people with diabetes to create shoes that can monitor diabetic ulcers and h...