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Federal grants for specialty crops

The Washington State Department of Agriculture recently learned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the state’s application for $4.2 million in grant funding for projects that will support the state’s fruit, vegetable and horticulture growers.

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Irrigation season drawing to a close

Levy rates to increase

Temperatures may be hovering near the 90s, but reminders of the fall season are all around – and that includes the approaching end of the irrigation season.

Conservation district seeks applications

The South Yakima Conservation District has limited cost-share funding available to assist local farmers implement best management practices that address soil and water conservation problems.

Safety crops up as priority during fall harvest season

Fall harvest is well underway in the many rural communities Pacific Power serves.

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Fresh produce available at Sunnyside Farmers Market

A variety of produce is available at the Sunnyside Farmers Market on Fifth Street in Sunnyside every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the first Saturday in October.

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Hisey Park upgrade

Granger’s Hisey Park is getting improvements to help prevent the Yakima River from flooding the pond and walkways in the park.

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Hop harvest in full swing

Wyckoff Farms of Grandview was harvesting this year’s hop crop along Forsell Road last Friday.

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New hop storage building going up

What a difference a day makes.

Burn ban in Central Washington lifted

Gov. Jay Inslee is not issuing a further extension to the burn ban he initiated last month for 20 counties east of the crest of the Cascades.

Vegetable cooperative in the works

The Rural Community Development Resources Center for Latino Farmers is hosting a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. for vegetable producers who may be interested in developing a cooperative to sell vegetables.

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Governor delivers climate change message

Gov. Jay Inslee’s plane touched down at Sunnyside Municipal Airport Tuesday afternoon as part of a statewide tour to tout the effects of climate change.

New Bleyhl agronomy manager sees growth ahead

Terry McEntire is a man in motion.

Seminar slated for Sept. 6 will help ranchers hit by fire

ELLENSBURG – A complimentary three-hour seminar for ranchers and land managers will be presented on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Washington Cattlemen’s Association Board Room (1301 N. Dolarway Rd. in Ellensburg).

Dairy purchases port property for $5 million

Barely on the market for a month, the Port of Sunnyside sold nearly 500 acres of its property holdings to Sunnyside Dairy LLC for $5 million.

All outdoor burning banned due to wildfire danger

Strike a match around these parts and chances are you’ll be facing a stiff fine, or maybe even some jail time.

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