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Western Caucus releases 2023 Farm Bill priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The 100-member Congressional Western Caucus has released its proposed priorities for the upco...

Updated 4 weeks ago
Hangar home: Boeing puts down roots in Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE — When Boeing first started moving 737 MAX aircraft to the Grant County International Airport, it wasn’t supposed to be for very long. “We were...

Updated 1 month ago
Ag issues on docket in 2023 Washington Legislature

OLYMPIA — The 2023 Washington Legislature session included bills to support agriculture. House Bill 1138, concerning drought preparedness, is one piece of th...

Updated 1 month ago
Hands-on learning: Lots of opportunity in FFA, 4-H programs

MOSES LAKE — Medical Lake High School ag teacher and FFA advisor Jennie Wagner said some of the people in the Medical Lake HS FFA chapter will go on to caree...

Updated 1 month ago
Spring, summer busy times for FFA, 4-H members

COLUMBIA BASIN — Spring is a busy time for many local Future Farmers of America chapters, summer a little less so. But 4-H and FFA participants spend part of...

Updated 1 month ago
WSU’s Cosmic Crisp® joins top 10 bestselling U.S. apple varieties

For the first time, the Washington State University-bred Cosmic Crisp® apple joined the ranks of the top ten best-selling U.S. apple varieties. A review o...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Basin Business Journal commodity report

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Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Indoor ‘queen banking’ could help beekeepers deal with changing climate

OTHELLO, Wash. — Keeping queen bees chilled in indoor refrigeration units can make the practice of “queen banking” — storing excess queens in the spring to s...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Specialty land: Moses Lake agent specializes in complex ag land sales

MOSES LAKE — When it comes to real estate, agricultural sales are unique in what consumers have to consider. Things have changed since Anna Van Diest, far...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
‘A place for every ability’: Yakima coffee shop creates inclusive spot to work and sip

YAKIMA — Despite the name, Common Grounds Coffee Co. isn’t all about coffee. It’s about creating an inclusive space for people with disabilities and providin...

Updated 2 months ago
USDA grants aim to help plan for, prevent wildfires

ASHLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Forest Service announced it is giving nearly $25 million in grants to help plan for and prevent wildfires across Washington, accordi...