Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA
  • Getting all steamed up about hay

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE For The Basin Business Journal KENNEWICK — Steamed hay. It sounds like a delicacy you might hand-feed to Japanese cows in between slurps of beer as you sing them sweet songs and raise them for Kobe... Read More

  • Solar power can offer significant savings

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE For The Basin Business Journal KENNEWICK — All Eugene Wilkie says he needs is a corner of an irrigated field. A small patch of land a farmer isn’t using so he can help that farmer save... Read More

  • Ocean carriers struggle as trade continues to grow

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE For The Basin Business Journal MOSES LAKE — Container ships are getting bigger. And that means that seaports like Seattle and Tacoma have to work to keep up. According to John Tullis, a business development manager... Read More

  • How aerospace made your potato chips possible

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE Staff Writer OTHELLO — It all began with a potato farmer asking a Boeing engineer to design a building. It was the very early 1970s, and Bob Hesse, who had done engineering work for the Everett-based... Read More

  • Solving complex problems is a human superpower

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE For The Basin Business Journal KENNEWICK — Ordinary human beings have superpowers. That’s what noted hacker, inventor and speaker Pablos Holman told attendees during his keynote address at the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference in January. While human... Read More

  • Grant County unemployment levels stayed stable in 2018

    By CHERYL SCHWEIZER For The Basin Business Journal MOSES LAKE — Unemployment in Grant County remained stable in 2018 at an average of 6.3 percent for the year, the lowest average annual unemployment since the advent of electronic record keeping... Read More

  • Trade wars continue to roil fruit markets

    Sales in some markets saw ‘significant’ decreases in 2018 By CHERYL SCHWEIZER For the Basin Business Journal QUINCY — Ongoing disputes between the United States and some of its trading partners cost apple, cherry and pear growers money in 2018,... Read More

  • New WSU research chief seeks to boost forage funding

    By CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE For The Basin Business Journal KENNEWICK — Andre Wright knows that forage crops have been overlooked. And as the new dean of Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resources Sciences, he’s in a... Read More

  • Deadline approaching for scholarships from the Washington Apple Education Foundation

    By RACHAL PINKERTON Staff Writer WENATCHEE — Over $1 million in scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year are to be awarded by the Washington Apple Education Foundation. March 1 is the deadline for applications to be submitted. Applications and scholarship... Read More

  • Washington Winegrowers ask for changes to quarantine and certification

    The Washington Winegrowers Association is asking the Washington State Department of Agriculture to change two administrative codes: one on grape certification and the other on pest quarantines, according to a press release from the organization. The request stems from three... Read More

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  • WSDA to hold "Ask the Expert" gypsy moth open houses January 17, 2019
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) invites community members to attend "Ask the Expert" open houses in areas where spring gypsy moth treatments have been proposed.
  • WSDA proposes spring treatment to protect Washington from gypsy moth December 19, 2018
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is proposing to treat several areas in Western Washington next spring to eradicate multiple introductions of gypsy moth, a non-native, invasive pest that can decimate the environment. The proposal calls for treating a total of about 1,700 acres of land at four sites, including one site where WSDA […]
  • WSDA issues 2018 dairy nutrient management grants November 2, 2018
    WSDA this week announced the recipients of eight water-quality project grants funded by fines issued to dairies for improper recordkeeping or manure management.
  • WSDA issues 2018 dairy nutrient management grants November 2, 2018
    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) this week announced the recipients of eight water-quality project grants funded by fines issued to dairies for improper recordkeeping or manure management.
  • WSDA expands apple maggot quarantine into Methow Valley October 11, 2018
    WSDA is expanding the state`s apple maggot quarantine into parts of Okanogan County, in an effort to slow the spread of this invasive pest and protect commercial apple production.