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Drew Lyon named new WSU Crop and Soil Sciences chair

PULLMAN — Solving problems and helping people is what led Drew Lyon into his career. This Washington State Unive...

Updated 1 month ago
Pandemic hit region hardest in leisure, hospitality, government sectors

MOSES LAKE — While 2020 was hard on the economies of counties in central Washington, the seven-county region did better than the state as a whole percentage-wise.

Updated 1 month ago
Making the desert bloom: Kooy Irrigation helps keep water flowing

QUINCY — It all started out as something of a hobby.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Potato news: Japanese tariffs down; Potato U announced

JAPAN - Frozen fries will now be able to enter Japan tariff free. Japan announced at the beginning of April that it was eliminating the 2.1% tariff on frozen fries from the US, as part of the US-Japan Trade Agree...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Senate confirms USDA deputy secretary; Vilsack names undersecretaries

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a sign the new leadership of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking shape, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack congratulated Jewel Bronaugh following her confirmation as deputy USDA...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
WSU grant expands access to hands‑on science experiences

PULLMAN — A new grant at Washington State University will allow undergraduate students from WSU, Eastern Washington University, Lewis-Clark State College, and Gonzaga University to get real-world agricultural res...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
New L&I group to focus on safety of farmworkers

TUMWATER — The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries, L&I, says it is taking a major step to help farmworkers be safe on the job.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Newhouse bill seeks to allow postal service alcohol deliveries

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Yakima, has his way, one of the last remaining vestiges of the Prohibition Era could soon be repealed.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Agriculture department fights gypsy moths in Cowlitz County

SILVER LAKE - The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has begun treatments for the eradication of gypsy moth in the Silver Lake area of Cowlitz...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
L&I issues temporary COVID-19 rules for farm labor housing

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and the State Department of Health in early May issued revised COVID-19 guidelines for farmworkers living in temporary housing.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
New director joins WSU ag weather service

PULLMAN -- Professor Lav Khot was named interim director of Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet with the goal of maintaining the momentum of the syste...