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  • Leo Garcia Named Apple Citizen of the Year

    Leo Garcia has been named 2017 Apple Citizen of the Year. The Apple Blossom Festival’s Queen Amy Sand and Festival Administrator Darci Christoferson surprised Leo with the award at The Certificate of Completion Graduation for Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Programs... Read More

  • I Hear the Train A Comin’

    It’s been nearly 15 years in the making and 20 years since rail service has operated on the tracks, but the Royal Slope Railroad is finally able to offer a weekly rail service to Othello. “We began work on the... Read More

  • Rubio Family Makes College Possible

    This spring a Brewster High School graduate will receive a special new WAEF scholarship. The Rubio Family scholarship is offered for the first time this year to graduates of Brewster High School. What makes this award so special is that... Read More

  • Economic Impact of USA Pear Export Programs

    Portland, ORE – February 17, 2017. Just how effective and impactful are Northwest Pear export promotions? That was the question that Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) set out to answer with an econometric study. The study, conducted by Dr. Harry Kaiser... Read More


    Port Slowdown Still Felt After Two Years ELLENSBURG – Reliability was the word just about every presenter called upon at the annual Central Washington University Economic Outlook Conference on Feb. 28. Washington agricultural exporters became unreliable during the four months... Read More

  • Highlights: Central Washington University Economic Outlook Conference

    John Szczepanski Shares About Today's Hay Export Industry ELLENSBURG – John Szczepanski started the presentation on hay at the Central Washington University Economic Outlook Conference on Feb. 28 by saying “hay is not just hay.” He was speaking of hay... Read More

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