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Beef class to be provided at Jan. 8 expo

YAKIMA - Yakima Ag-Expo, which will take place Thursday, Jan. 8, will feature several opportunities for agricultural producers throughout the region.

Bull Trout recovery won’t impact irrigators

A proposal by the U.S. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife for restoring Bull Trout populations should have little or no impact on Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District operations.

Women’s ag confab Feb. 21

YAKIMA – Women working in the agricultural industry are urged to take part in the Women in Agriculture Conference to be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Yakima.

County implements burn ban

A Stage 2 burn ban has been declared by the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency for both upper and lower Yakima County.

Locals honored by grape growers

The Washington Grape Society presented several awards at its annual meeting recently.

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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