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Updated 5 days, 5 hours ago

First endowed potato chair seeks to grow $7 billion state industry

PULLMAN — Launching Washington State University’s first distinguished program serving potato agriculture, Steve ...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Climate expert: Summer heat is here to stay

PULLMAN — No one argues that it wasn’t hot during the summer of 2021.

Updated 4 weeks ago
The Southern Gypsie: Local boutique offers ‘barnyard chic’

EPHRATA — Erin Fruge opened The Southern Gypsie boutique in Ephrata at 444 Basin St. NW in Ephrata on Feb. 5.

Updated 1 month ago
Schweitzer announces executive promotions

PULLMAN — Electrical control manufacturer Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories announced changes to its senior executive team in a press release issued in early March.

Updated 1 month ago
Researchers use genetics to make precision pesticides

KENNEWICK — As researchers plumb the depths of biochemistry and genetics, they are discovering new ways to deal with the pests that plague agriculture.

Updated 1 month ago
USDA marketing grant applications open

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a new round of grants designed to help local farmers market their produce.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
EPA says fewer chemical releases in Pacific Northwest

OLYMPIA — Fewer toxic chemicals were released into the environment in the Pacific Northwest over the last few years, according to an announcement by the Envi...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Columbia Basin housing market still tight

COLUMBIA BASIN — Real estate professionals seem to be pretty well agreed on what home buyers are looking for in today’s market.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Moses Lake veterinarian takes her mobile clinic where the patients are

MOSES LAKE — It’s the rare doctor these days that makes house calls. But Jesyka Morrison is one of them.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Barbosa named director of Apple Education Foundation

WENATCHEE — The Washington Apple Education Foundation has named Faviola Barbosa as the organization’s new executive director.

Updated 2 months ago
Accountants: New ag overtime rules require special planning

KENNEWICK — With all farm workers now entitled to overtime, farmers and farm managers need to plan for their labor needs carefully.