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  • Visker’s Family Honored 2017 Grant County Hay King

    When you’ve been farming as long as the Visker’s have you pick up a few valuable tidbits along the way. And their expertise has paid off well as Haywire Farms Inc. was named 2017 Grant County Hay King.  “It’s a pretty... Read More

  • Quincy Farm Family of the Year – Jim Buys’ Family

    QUINCY – Making something out of nothing is the typical plight for most farmers. It was no different for Jim and Minnie Buys who bought a modest parcel of land 50 years ago off of what is now Adams and... Read More

  • Dan Reynolds – Born and Raised

    Although years have passed since Dan Reynolds was first exposed to the dairy business as a child, one thing has always remained constant: his dedication to what he does. Reynolds, owner and caretaker of Monument Farms in Quincy, Washington, is... Read More

  • New Season Northwest Fresh Pear Crop Estimate

    PORTLAND, Ore. (June 8, 2017) – At the June 1st annual Pear Bureau Northwest meeting, Northwest pear growers compiled the first official 2017-18 fresh pear crop estimate for Washington and Oregon. Pear growers and producers from Washington’s Wenatchee and Yakima... Read More

  • 4th Annual Ag World Golf Classic Raises Over $73,000

    Hosted by Simplot, Lamb Weston, McCain Foods, Potato Growers of Washington, and Ag World Support Systems Area agriculture producers, processors and industry businesses rose to the challenge and set a new event record by raising over $73,000 to benefit the... Read More

  • 2017 Lind Combine Derby Results

    Best Decorated Combine 1st: Tyran Doyle - Lind, WA 2nd: Eric Labes - Lind, WA 3rd: Palmer Phillips - Lind, WA 4th: Jim Oswald - Spokane, WA Heat #1 Combines Tie: Caleb Hannas Palmer Phillips Ryan Kulm - Pasco Heat... Read More

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  • Feb. 5 deadline for grant proposals to boost Washington specialty crops January 10, 2018
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for innovative projects to support the state’s fruit, vegetable and nursery industry through the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Proposals for the grants to fund these projects are due to WSDA by 4 p.m. Feb. 5.
  • New rules would require RFID for cattle in some cases December 20, 2017
    OLYMPIA--The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) filed a notice of intent today to update rules concerning livestock identification, specifically requiring Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, in cases where cattle are currently required to be identified with metal tags.
  • WSDA adopts rules aligned with federal Worker Protection Standards December 13, 2017
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted rules updating Worker Protection Standards to correspond to federal regulations. The new rules regarding pesticide use were signed by Director Derek Sandison and will take effect Jan. 13, 2018.
  • Spring treatment proposed to protect Washington trees from gypsy moth December 5, 2017
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is proposing to treat two areas in Western Washington in the spring of 2018 to eradicate introductions of gypsy moth, a non-native, invasive pest that decimates trees.
  • Gypsy moth catches at 20-year high in Washington November 2, 2017
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) trapped 117 male gypsy moths this year in its annual trapping program – the highest number caught in traps since 1995.