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.
The annual meeting and trade show of the Washington State Grape Society is fast approaching.
Outlook orchardists are being accused of under paying their employees. A lawsuit against Upland Vineyards was filed in the U.S. District Court Eastern District yesterday.
A report that claims manure and fertilizer spreading in some areas is likely contaminating the Lower Valley’s groundwater is getting mixed reviews from the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee.
Roza moves forward with Kachess plan after Kittitas group backs out
Undaunted by cost, and a prospective partner’s late withdrawal, the Roza Irrigation District board on Thursday approved constructing a floating emergency drought relief pumping plant in the Kachess Reservoir.
The pay-off has arrived early for most grape growers in the Lower Yakima Valley.
The Washington Department of Agriculture is seeking experts to train farmers on best practices when applying manure to farmland, part of an effort funded by the Legislature to help the agriculture industry manage manure in a way that protects ground and surface water.
Yakima Valley farmers wondering about next year
The drought of 2015 hasn’t run out of steam yet, and the final tally of its costs remain. Still, the impacts can be seen and felt across Washington.
Harvest off to one of earliest starts ever
It’s only the first week of September, yet grapes in the Lower Valley are already being harvested.
The South Yakima Conservation District is again offering, free of charge, to conduct deep soil sampling on farms in the Lower Valley as part of an effort to determine the extent of nitrate contamination in groundwater.