Several Ag Related Projects Included In Washington Capital Budget

Over the weekend, Washington lawmakers approved a two-year state capital budget, House Bill 1080. Several farm focused projects across the state will get funding in the upcoming biennium, including: $4.2 million for Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District $300,000 for the Selah-Moxee Irrigation District $235,000 for the Yakima Valley Fair in Grandview $5 Million in Funding for […]

YVC Wine Program Receives $25K From NWFCS

On Tuesday, Yakima Valley College announced their Vineyard and Winery Technology Program had received a $25,000 gift from Northwest Farm Credit Services. “We are proud to offer students hands-on experience across the entire wine making process, from grape to glass, at our award-winning teaching winery,” said Vineyard and Winery Technology Instructor Trent Ball. “Washington has […]

New Bleyhl Fertilizer Plant Running Smoothly

In mid-March, Bleyhl opened its new 6,400-ton fertilizer plant in Grandview, allowing growers up and down the Yakima Valley over a dozen products in bulk. Bleyhl’s Ryan Schutt said the transition to the new, larger facility has been a smooth one. He added by eliminating the middle man, and blending fertilizers in house, they save […]

Bleyhl: We’re Here To Help Meet Cherry Grower Needs

Cherry harvest is underway across the Inland Northwest, but it’s not without a few challenges. Last weekend’s thunderstorms dumped rain on groves at a very bad time, and on-top of that, some locations in the lower Yakima Valley have reported frost over the past two weeks. Because of that, many growers are using more propane […]

Bleyhl: New Fertilizer Plant Is A Game Changer In Central Washington

Last week, Blehyl Co-Op Agronomy opened up a new state of the art 6,400-ton fertilizer plant in Grandview. Agronomist Sean Cairns said their new facility is much larger their old location that topped off at 1,500 tons. He add the plant gives them the ability to stock and plan well into the future. “So, where […]

Yakima Valley College Offers New Ag Classes Starting Thursday

Classes at Yakima Valley College start Thursday, and a trio of new classes will be offered in the school’s agriculture program.  YVC’s Stacey Gringras Spanish for The Wine Industry, focuses on helping wine owners and operators learn words and phrases specific to the industry, both in the vineyard and during the winemaking process.  She added […]