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Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Mostly passing grades on dairies’ report cards

The grades are in and, by and large, they are positive for Yakima Valley’s dairies.

Burn ban in effect in Yakima County

A stage one burn ban was declared by the Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority this past Saturday for all of Yakima County.

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Fairly good time in Grandview

It was a full house at Blessed Sacrament Church’s McDonnell Hall last Thursday night, during the seventh annual Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo Foundation banquet.

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Sunnyside peppers shipped off to market

Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley cultivated more than 7,400 pounds of hot wax peppers this past summer, which were harvested by hand and will be sold under the “Mama Lil’s” label to restaurants on the East Coast and in the Southern states.

Federal grants for specialty crops

The Washington State Department of Agriculture recently learned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the state’s application for $4.2 million in grant funding for projects that will support the state’s fruit, vegetable and horticulture growers.

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Irrigation season drawing to a close

Levy rates to increase

Temperatures may be hovering near the 90s, but reminders of the fall season are all around – and that includes the approaching end of the irrigation season.

Conservation district seeks applications

The South Yakima Conservation District has limited cost-share funding available to assist local farmers implement best management practices that address soil and water conservation problems.

Safety crops up as priority during fall harvest season

Fall harvest is well underway in the many rural communities Pacific Power serves.

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Fresh produce available at Sunnyside Farmers Market

A variety of produce is available at the Sunnyside Farmers Market on Fifth Street in Sunnyside every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the first Saturday in October.

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Hisey Park upgrade

Granger’s Hisey Park is getting improvements to help prevent the Yakima River from flooding the pond and walkways in the park.

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Hop harvest in full swing

Wyckoff Farms of Grandview was harvesting this year’s hop crop along Forsell Road last Friday.

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New hop storage building going up

What a difference a day makes.

Burn ban in Central Washington lifted

Gov. Jay Inslee is not issuing a further extension to the burn ban he initiated last month for 20 counties east of the crest of the Cascades.

Vegetable cooperative in the works

The Rural Community Development Resources Center for Latino Farmers is hosting a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. for vegetable producers who may be interested in developing a cooperative to sell vegetables.

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