Dairy‐based anaerobic digesters that produce biogas have been generating electricity for years, but this model has fallen on hard times as electricity rates plummeted with the arrival of hydraulic fracturing technology (“fracking”) several years ago that provides decades of cheap natural gas.
The state’s first drought in a decade has officials with the Department of Ecology considering helping growers pay to install on-farm ponds.
OLYMPIA – Last Thursday the state Senate unanimously voted to allocate $18 million to the State Drought Preparedness Account
As it manages through the biggest drought in at least a decade, the Roza Irrigation District yesterday was named a recipient of a grant for water conservation.
TOPPENISH – This is Jessica Scheenstra’s first year showing lambs at the Central Washington Junior Livestock Show.
TOPPENISH – For the past four years, 13-year-old Grace Van Belle of Sunnyside Lower Valley Livestock 4-H Club has been raising pigs for her 4-H project.
TOPPENISH – For the past several months Grandview High School FFA chapter president Lecie Owens has been learning how to handle her crossbreed Angus steer, “Nightmare.”
TOPPENISH – Mickayla Wert showed no signs of nervousness as she prepared to enter the ring at the Central Washington Junior Livestock Show this past Monday.
Roza canal going dry for two weeks
With farmers blanching at the thought of three weeks without water, Roza Irrigation District board members settled for a two-week shut-off starting next Monday, May 11.
Noting the Yakima Valley is experiencing a drought this year, the Port of Sunnyside commissioners last night authorized Port Director Jay Hester to sell the port’s excess water to the local irrigation districts.
It’s business as usual at Sunnyside City Hall, with water service continuing right along during what promises to be a dry summer.
The Yakima Basin’s worst drought in at least a decade has Roza Irrigation District officials looking to buy water.
A steady stream of people showed up at the second annual Meet Your Farmer event held this past Sunday, at Heavenly Hills Harvest near Sunnyside.
TOPPENISH – FFA and 4-H youngsters raising lambs for the Central Washington Junior Livestock Show in Toppenish are invited to a lamb shearing this Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the livestock show fairgrounds, 509 S. Division St. in Toppenish.