Water will be flowing in Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District ditches at midnight on March 20, with the first deliveries starting April 1.
It was a night of farewells for the Groundwater Advisory Committee, as the group paid tribute to a member who passed away and said good-bye to another who is retiring.
A bill co-sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, would allow trucks carrying agriculture produce some leeway in load weight.
Initial agricultural estimates in Washington top $300 million
Initial estimates show growers in the Yakima Valley and around the state suffered losses estimated at more than $300 million during last year’s drought.
New legislation will help farmers in the Lower Valley and elsewhere by increasing the cap on small business deductions.
Lower Valley hop growers fared better than expected as yields are 11 percent more in 2015 compared to last year, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Roza directors halt plan to use floating pumps on Lake Kachess.
The annual Thanksgiving in Wine Country returned to Sunnyside, with Cote Bonneville, 1413 E. Edison Ave., opening its doors last weekend.
More than 19 vendors were on hand at last week’s Washington State Grape Society trade show.
People need to drink more grape juice. That’s the considered opinion of Trent Ball, an agricultural program chair with Yakima Valley Community College.
Private sector funding is one way the state can improve its irrigation infrastructure, according to Darryll Olsen of the Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association.
Washington state law on water rights is focused on using water to improve the economy, according to Peter Mohr, an attorney at Jordan Ramis PC.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced recently that nearly one half of the 1.7 million farms that signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs will receive safety-net payments for the 2014 crop year.
Prosser researcher garners funding for grapevine project
How do you make sure the new starts you’re planting in your vineyard are free of disease?
Just off Murray Road, near Sunnyside’s landmark Peanut Hill, is a thriving, family-owned operation, which has been quietly producing USDA certified organic food for the past 20 years.