4-H students will help newcomers to agriculture learn to tend to their animals at the WSU Snohomish County Extension May 3-4. The workshops feature demonstrations and hands-on workshops with live animals, including sheep, goats, beef cattle and poultry.
About 5,000 acres in Washington are producing asparagus this spring. Another 500 or so acres are non
Tree fruit crop loss will be substantial if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers doesn't quickly approve
A crack that was found February in Wanapum Dam resulted in a reservoir drawdown at the dam that had left the original fish ladders high and dry. But the fish ladders have been modified to allow passage.
Transportation consultant Terry Whiteside says the Pacific Northwest rail capacity is already nearly full, and will be overly full with coal and oil trains through the region. He expects agricultural commodities to be adversely impacted by the increased...
A wine grape crushing facility is being planned for George, Wash., which will boost city revenues and may spark development of an industrial park.
Farmers in Eastern Washington are preparing to spend $48 million to bring water from the Columbia River to their farms, replacing water from the declining aquifer. Construction is expected to begin this summer, says Darryll Olsen, with the Columbia-Snake...
Washington State University Extension expert Stephen Van Vleet in Colfax, Wash., is working with ranchers concerned about the state Department of Ecology considering them presenting a possible pollution risk. Van Vleet advises farmers, and the agency, to...
Agricultural ammonia and nitrogen from vehicles in certain weather conditions are believed to be causing high nitrate levels that can be harmful near Yakima, Wash. Farm fertilizers and dairies might be sources of the ammonia.
One of Central Washington's fruit tree nurseries is closing its doors after more than half a century in business.
The sediment released by the removal of the dam has built up so much at the river’s mouth that areas that were underwater before the dams were removed are now land for hikers.
Fair spokeswoman Karen LaFlamme says no one was inside Evergreen Hall when it caught fire and no one was injured. It apparently started in a food concession area.
Gov. Jay Inslee says the declaration could provide emergency low-interest loans and other help to cover losses of farm property or production in the county where the mudslide occurred, as well as neighboring counties.
A project saving water for salmon is giving a small group of landowners near Cowiche and Tieton, Wash., a new source of irrigation water.