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Updated 2 days, 12 hours ago

Moses Lake Industries: A commitment to hard work and community

MOSES LAKE — There’s a good chance you have never heard of Moses Lake Industries. But there’s a nearly certain c...

Updated 3 days, 12 hours ago
A decade-long, globe-trotting search for a better Christmas tree

Christmas tree lovers and tree growers across the U.S. could one day admire new varieties that look great, hold up for weeks in the home, and stand up to a d...

Updated 6 days, 12 hours ago
Washington receives $3.5m in USDA funds to fight farm pests

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $3.5 million to the state of Washington to help deal with invasive species and farm pests, including nearly $600,000 to combat the Asian giant hor...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Potato Council head hopes for immigration, trade progress in 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Immigration reform and a more stable international trade environment are issues U.S. potato growers, processors and shippers want to see a...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
WSU researchers studying spread of red blotch virus in vineyards

Researchers at WSU’s Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center are studying how and why the grapevine red blotch virus, which causes the disease, spreads.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Newhouse calls for more help for farmworkers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan group of 70 lawmakers, including Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Yakima, are calling on U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue to use $1.5 billion recently approved by Congress...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Slow but steady progress in Odessa aquifer replacement work

SCHRAG — Roberta Hodgson has a simple rule. “Never turn down water.”

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Cosmic Crisp, WA 2, and what’s next for Washington apples

Cosmic Crisp isn’t the first Washington State University apple to go to market. That distinction goes to WA 2, or Sunrise Magic.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Researchers discover new methods to fight invasive yeast in red winemaking

New research from Washington State University scientists has revealed better techniques to fight a barrel-dwelling spoilage yeast that has frustrated winemak...

Updated 1 month ago
Potato commission chief hopes for light at end tunnel in 2021

MOSES LAKE — While 2020 was a tough year for Columbia Basin potato growers and processors, Chris Voigt said he’s “hoping that there’s light at end of the tun...