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Moving potatoes a labor of love for Othello company

OTHELLO — It all started out in 1985 with one truck as Hector Garza Trucking. There was, however, a problem — th...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Study: Grazing cattle can reduce wildfire risk

A study by the University of California suggests that grazing cattle can help keep brush down and limit the spread and intensity of wildfires.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
State Supreme Court strikes down overtime exemption for dairy workers

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court ruled last week that the state law exempting dairy workers from overtime pay violates the state’s constitution.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Victory in latest battle against Asian giant hornet

BLAINE — It had all the careful planning and coordination of a commando raid. Because, in essence, it was.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Making ag data meaningful for farmers

WALLA WALLA — There’s a 20-acre apple orchard west of Eltopia that may be the most monitored patch of fruit trees in the entire world.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Grocery Guru to give keynote at horticulture conference

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — There’s no reason 95 percent of the country's lettuce should be grown in California and shipped hither and yon across the United States.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
News from the world of potatoes

2021 WA-OR POTATO CONFERENCE TO GO VIRTUAL Due to the restrictions on gatherings to limit the spread of the Corona Virus, we will not be able to have our normal show at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kenn...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Tree Fruit Association gathering online for 116th annual meeting

YAKIMA — The 116th annual NW Horticultural Expo and Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) Annual Meeting is joining the long list of conferences and trade shows that have moved online this year.

Updated 2 months ago
Kittitas student wins apple art award

WENATCHEE — Kirstin Johnson said it wasn’t really inspiration that prompted her award winning artwork.

Updated 2 months ago
Farmer breathes new life into an old combine

STRATFORD — It all started when Dan Hendrickson decided to plant something other than hay this year.

Updated 2 months ago
Little risk in proper use of glyphosate

TRI-CITIES — If there’s one thing Allan Felsot wants people to understand, is that there’s a difference between risk and hazard. “Regulators regulate for ris...