Agriculture



One tough hombre

Hard-working Oscar Hernandez, 83, of Sunnyside was out with his tractor Saturday doing weed control in the area between the Arco gas station and the Grand Cinema.

August 13, 2018 noon read more..
   

Ostrom securing $45 million finance package

The city is a closer to 200 new year-around jobs with the announcement that Ostrom Mushroom Farms, LLC, has acquired the funding for its new state-of-the-art composting and operating platform at the Port of Sunnyside.

June 13, 2018 midnight read more..


Adequate water available this growing season

The federal Bureau of Reclamation’s June water supply available forecast for the Yakima basin indicates there is adequate water to satisfy senior and junior water rights this irrigation season.

June 13, 2018 midnight read more..
  

WSU offers dryland Field Day

Farmers can learn about the newest crop varieties and practices for drylands, and meet the new dean of Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, at WSU’s Lind Field Day on June 14.

May 24, 2018 9:26 a.m. read more..
   

Pot ban approved

Despite the lighted “Weed” sign at the entrance to the county seat of Prosser, Benton County commissioners on Tuesday decided to take a hard line against marijuana.

May 2, 2018 midnight read more..


Livestock show well-attended

The community of Toppenish put on the 69th annual Central Washington Junior Livestock Show April 29 through May 2, and it appeared to be as popular as ever.

May 1, 2018 noon read more..


Farm workers remember laborer who died on the job

Saturday is Workers' Memorial Day, a commemoration of people who've lost their lives on the job. In Washington state, the farm community is remembering Ernesto Silva Ibarra, a 28-year-old farmworker who became ill last summer while picking berries during wildfires and later died.

April 27, 2018 10:07 a.m. read more..

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