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Agencies offer landowners bark beetle assistance
Agencies offer landowners bark beetle assistance
A bark beetle first discovered in Washington State, the California fivespined ips, is impacting mature trees in the Columbia River Gorge area. Various agencies are teaming up to offer landowners education and assistance to combat the unusual outbreak.
Iconic breeder writes the book on club wheat
Iconic breeder writes the book on club wheat
Retired USDA Agricultural Research Service wheat breeder Bob Allan recently self-published a book devoted to club wheat, a key sub-class of soft white wheat.
Power to be restored to much of Methow Valley
Thousands of people in the scenic valley about 180 miles northeast of Seattle have been without power since the Carlton Complex of fires burned utility lines a little more than a week ago. The complex is the largest fire recorded in state history, and...
Aphids on rise in Eastern Washington
Aphid populations are increasing this year on small grain fields, Washington State University researchers say. Because the insect pests are sporadic, it's hard for researchers and farmers to determine the level of infestation at which a grower should...
Huge Washington wildfire now half contained
The complex, the largest wildfire in state history, was reported to be 52 percent contained by late Wednesday, up from 16 percent earlier in the day.
One dead in helicopter crash in Wenatchee
Chelan County Undersheriff John Wisemore says the lone occupant of the helicopter was a male pilot who died. His name was not immediately released.
Wallula cattle feedlot fined for excessive dust
Inspectors say Simplot Feeders violated air quality rules in March while grinding hay.
Changes approved at USDA Prosser unit
Proposed changes for a USDA Agricultural Research Service unit in Prosser, Wash., have been approved, redirecting funding and research through laboratories in Pullman, Wash., and Wapato, Wash.
‘Gut-wrenching’ losses in wildfire
‘Gut-wrenching’ losses in wildfire
Fires in Washington's Okanogan County have burned thousands of acres of rangeland, killed livestock, left ranches and orchards without power for irrigation and destroyed homes.
Fires scorch nearly 900,000 acres across Northwest
Fires scorch nearly 900,000 acres across Northwest
Wildfires have burned nearly 900,000 acres of forests and grasslands across the Pacific Northwest.