Local communities could have more access to water if legislators succeed in implementing a new system of leasing surplus state-owned water rights.
The clock starts ticking next Monday for three local dairy owners who last week agreed to a series of stipulations related to a lawsuit filed against them two years ago.
Again, rain and warm temperatures dominated the region over the oh-so desired snowfall in January.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture lifted a quarantine yesterday that restricted the movement of eggs, poultry or poultry products in Benton and Franklin counties.
Farmers, private businesses and neighboring communities could have more access to water if legislators succeed in requiring state agencies to lease surplus water rights on public land. In prior sessions, some lawmakers have tried to push through legislation allowing local communities to tap into state-held water rights.
The Center for Latino Farmers will be hosting a small farms conference, featuring U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-Sunnyside) as the keynote speaker.
There is no winter break for Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID) crews in the midst of a host of projects to prep and improve the district’s irrigation system for a new watering season this spring.
In response to the discovery of avian flu in two Benton County poultry flocks near Richland last week, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) this week adopted an emergency rule to establish a quarantine zone for avian influenza that includes parts of Benton and Franklin counties.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that greater protection is now available from the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance.
YAKIMA - Yakima Ag-Expo, which will take place Thursday, Jan. 8, will feature several opportunities for agricultural producers throughout the region.
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.
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.