Since mid-March, Washington State University researchers have been scrambling to keep up with a surge of inquiries from concerned property owners about brown marmorated stink bugs creeping across floors and clinging to curtains.April 18, 2018 1:51 p.m. read more..
A new challenge is brewing for asparagus growers, and this one could cause growers like Kinsey Farms to cut back or get out. Speaking about the start of the asparagus season on Tuesday, April 10, Mark Kinsey said there may not be enough cutters to meet harvest demand.April 12, 2018 noon read more..
The Kennewick Irrigation District is considering a move to gain title to Prosser Dam and Chandler Pump Station.April 3, 2018 12:33 p.m. read more..
Stemilt Growers and Stemilt Ag Services have agreed to pay a female tractor driver $95,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. Heidi Corona Arizaga will be paid $2,342.73 in lost wages, $5,500 in attorney fees, and $87,157.27 in compensatory damages.April 3, 2018 11:23 a.m. read more..
A Vancouver, Wash.-based barge company has been fined $18,000 for spilling 40,000 gallons of liquid urea ammonium nitrate into the Snake and Columbia rivers. Urea ammonium nitrate is a common fertilizer that is corrosive to steel.March 19, 2018 10:42 a.m. read more..
Two agricultural bills introduced by Sen. Jim Honeyford were signed into law Thursday, March 15, by Gov. Jay Inslee. Senate Bill 6125 gives the state Department of Ecology six more years to enter voluntary water agreements for out-of-stream use in the Columbia Basin. Senate Bill 6319 allows the state Department of Agriculture to implement the new federal Produce Safety Rule.March 16, 2018 10:43 a.m. read more..