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Roll on, Columbia: Water from the river is Eastern Washington’s life blood

YAKIMA — It’s easy to forget that the Columbia Basin is really scrubland desert.

Updated 1 month ago
Potato exports show some improvement in December

Overall U.S. potato exports rose in the last month of 2020 but still lagged behind 2019’s record figures, according to data from Colorado-based Potatoes USA.

Updated 1 month ago
Software helps farmers make sense of their fields

MOSES LAKE — There are a lot of precision tools out there to help farmers manage their farms.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Legislators back bipartisan state meat inspection bill

MOSES LAKE — A group of state senators from both parties, including Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, are backing a bill that would create a meat inspection service for Washington.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Winegrowers plan virtual conference

CASHMERE — Like most industry conferences and expositions in the time of COVID-19, this year’s Washington Winegrowers Association conference is going online.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
A spectacular fall: Easterday companies file for bankruptcy amid fraud allegations

PASCO — It may just very well be the largest agriculture-related bankruptcy in the history of Washington state.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Columbia Basin Development League plans March 4 speed conference

CASHMERE — The inventors of speed dating probably never imagined the creation of a “speed conference.” But that’s what the Columbia Basin Development League ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Moses Lake Industries: A commitment to hard work and community

MOSES LAKE — There’s a good chance you have never heard of Moses Lake Industries. But there’s a nearly certain chance you’ve used something made possible by ...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
A decade-long, globe-trotting search for a better Christmas tree

Christmas tree lovers and tree growers across the U.S. could one day admire new varieties that look great, hold up for weeks in the home, and stand up to a d...

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Washington receives $3.5m in USDA funds to fight farm pests

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $3.5 million to the state of Washington to help deal with invasive species and farm pests, including nearly $600,000 to combat the Asian giant hor...

Updated 2 months ago
Potato Council head hopes for immigration, trade progress in 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Immigration reform and a more stable international trade environment are issues U.S. potato growers, processors and shippers want to see a...