Franklin, Walla Walla Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas

On Thursday, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Washington’s Franklin and Walla Walla counties as primary natural disaster area. That means producers in those two counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for emergency FSA loans. Thursday’s designation came just a day after the FSA announced they would permit emergency haying and […]

Potato Growers To Donate Tons Of Spuds Wednesday

In an effort to help eastern Washingtonians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to move potatoes that don’t have a destination, a host of growers will donate nearly 20 tons of spuds in Ritzville Wednesday morning. Pomeroy representative Mary Dye, who serves on the Washington state Food Policy Forum, says demand for potatoes from area […]

AgForestry Leadership Program Offers Benefits For Farming, Individuals

Time is running out for the Washington Ag community to apply for AgForestry Leadership’s upcoming class. Application deadline for Class #43 is April 30th with interviews set to start in early June. The two year class involves 11 in-state seminars, which cover a variety of topics from leadership to social issues, state government and even […]

WAEF Art Contest Deadline Set For May 1st

The Washington Apple Education Foundation is inviting all high school students across Central Washington to participate in the organization’s annual Year of the Apple Art contest. The Washington apple themed contest will grant over $1750 cash in student prizes. First place will receive $1,000, 2nd place $500, and 3rd place $250. In addition to cash prizes for […]

Central Washington Communities Receive Federal Dollars To Address Water Issues

On Tuesday, the USDA announced the City of Ritzville and the Greater Bar Water District received federal monies to address water issues.  The federal loans and grants come through the USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal program.  The aim of the program is to improve water systems and waste water handling services in rural communities by […]