Malheur County Designated Disaster

On Tuesday, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Malheur County, Oregon, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses caused by recent drought may be eligible for FSA Emergency Loans. The designation allows FSA to extend emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including […]

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 […]

Emergency Haying, Grazing Permitted In Several Central Washington Counties

Because of the growing drought severity across Central Washington, and the fact the CRP primary nesting season ended July 1st, the Washington State FSA Committee has approved the use of emergency haying and grazing of CRP in Kittitas, Yakima, Grant and Franklin counties. Producers who are interesting in applying for this option should contact their […]

Because Of Drying Conditions, Several Oregon Counties Eligible For Emergency Loans

On Wednesday, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Oregon counties, Grant, Harney and Lake, as primary natural disaster areas. That means producers in those three counties who suffered losses due to recent drought, may be eligible for FSA emergency loans. In addition, contiguous Oregon counties of Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Klamath, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, and […]

Drought Leads To Disaster Declaration For NW Counties

On Wednesday Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the designation of seven central Washington counties as primary natural disaster area. Producers in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for FSA emergency loans. This natural disaster designation allows FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit […]

Local PUDs Say They Should Be Eligible For Broadband Funding

As more effort is put into connecting rural America with broadband service, local PUDs say they want to be considered for federal funding. In a joint statement released Tuesday, the leaders for the Chelan, Douglas and Grant PUDs said the COVID-19 pandemic has made very clear how vital affordable broadband is for rural customers. In […]

Barn Fire Kills Ten Horses Near Royal City

Grant County fire fighters were called to a barn fire that killed ten horses Saturday morning. Crews arrived at the Dodson Rd. location outside of Royal City around 4:30 a.m. to find the 60’x120’ barn engulfed. The cause of Saturday’s fire has yet to be determined. No human injuries were reported. If you have a […]

Grant County Health Out With Recommendations To Slow Spread Of Coronavirus

With farmworkers across the region becomes more active in preparation of the growing season, and the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, the Grant County Health District is out with recommendations for farm employers to help slow the spread of COVID-19. General recommendations include: 1) All employees and visitors should be screened at the beginning of […]

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 […]