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Platforms better than conveyors, expert says
Platforms better than conveyors, expert says
Harvest assist platforms where apple pickers still pick into bags work better for fast apple pickers than conveyor systems, a WSU tree fruit expert says.

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Snow mold concerns loom as snow cover lingers
Wheat fields in Central and Eastern Washington could reach 100 days of snow cover, increasing the chance of snow mold in northern wheat fields.
Ecology issues much-anticipated revised CAFO permit
The new permit is expected to cover about 200 mid-sized and large dairies in Washington state.
What’s Upstream ramped up spending for 2016 legislative session
What’s Upstream ramped up spending for 2016 legislative session
EPA records reveal website development costs for What's Upstream
Washington’s small railroads seek relief from oil-spill rule
Washington’s small railroads seek relief from oil-spill rule
Bills introduced to exempt railroads that carry only vegetable oil from spill-response rule
Cold winter may knock out pests, diseases
Cold winter may knock out pests, diseases
A longer stretch of cold temperatures may hold Spotted Wing Drosophila in check on Central Washington cherries this year and may hinder Little Cherry Disease.
New perennial grain species offers farmers flexibility
New perennial grain species offers farmers flexibility
Researchers have developed a new perennial grain species, a combination of wheat and wheatgrass.
Freezing rain, ice and fallen trees force road closures
A 45-mile stretch of Interstate 84 between Troutdale and Hood River will remain closed all day, and Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass, east of Seattle, remained closed.
Columbia River Gorge braces for ice storm
An incoming weather system is also beginning to spread freezing rain across a broad swath of the Cascades, Central Washington and southwest Washington.
WDFW hoped shooting 5 wolves would stop attacks
WDFW hoped shooting 5 wolves would stop attacks
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife releases report on the $134,999 operation to kill seven wolves
Lawmakers warned: Water fight will lead to lawsuits
Lawmakers warned: Water fight will lead to lawsuits
Washingon Senate committee warned: Responding to state Supreme Court rulngs will get you in hot water

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