Hood River County Named Primary Natural Disaster Area

On Tuesday, the USDA designated Hood River County in northern Oregon a Natural Disaster area. The designation allows FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through Emergency Loans. The USDA says emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or […]

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 […]

First 2019 Case Of West Nile In Washington Reported In Klickitat County

The Washington state Department of Agriculture says 2019 has been a fairly light year when it comes to the West Nile Virus.  But, the first case of the disease in a horse has been reported.   WSDA says a two-year-old gelding in Klickitat County has tested positive for the disease.  The horse was treated for […]

WWIF Offers Over $30K In Scholarships

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is offering over $30,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying viticulture, enology, or related disciplines.  Those scholarships include:   Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship Two scholarships of $2,000 with preference to students who are residents of Benton, Yakima, or Klickitat counties. The scholarship was created by growers […]