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Updated 1 month ago

Warden hosts mounted shooter competition

WARDEN — Twenty-eight riders made their way to Warden over the weekend for the Clean Shooter Buckle Series meet,...

Updated 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 1 week 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...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Electric revolution: Basin companies at the forefront of energy change

MOSES LAKE — REC Silicon will resume production of solar-grade polysilicon at its facility in Moses Lake, according to CEO James May. May spoke during a conf...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
USDA to offer shipping container assistance for agricultural export

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in late May that the Farm Service Agency is accepting applications from interested agricultural producers and

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
'Wheat is king': Weather, disease, oil discussed at Dryland Institute field day

LIND — In 107 years, Washington State University’s Dryland Research Station in Lind has only had to cancel its field day three times.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
USDA: Wheat crop expected to increase this year

PORTLAND — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting a major increase in wheat production in Washington in 2022, according to a report published by the department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Washington grape harvest still strong

CENTRAL WASHINGTON — Despite a cold spring, wine grapes are looking good, according to a couple of local growers.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Biological fungicide OK’d for US use

WAGENINGEN, Netherlands — Dutch agricultural chemical maker Ceradis Crop Protection announced in late April that its CeraFruta postharvest biological fungicide has now been listed for organic use in the United St...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Banner Bank hires new mortgage officer

EPHRATA — Banner Bank has hired veteran lender Lorena Urrutia as its new mortgage loan officer for its Ephrata office.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
SBA recognizes Washington businesses

SEATTLE — Four Washington small business owners have been recognized by the Small Business Administration as part of the agency’s 2022 National Small Business Week program.