Save Family Farming: L&I Fine Against Gebbers “Enforcement By Crucifixion”

Save Family Farming is pushing back against the Washington department of Labor and Industries following a $2 million fine over alleged COVID-19 deaths. The state-wide farm group is comparing the $2 million fine announced on against Gebbers Farms on December 21st to Enforcement by Crucifixion, comparing it to tactics used by the Roman Empire. “Such […]

Stemilt & Hansen Grant Wishes For Kids In Foster Care

The coronavirus pandemic can’t stop Stemilt and Hansen Fruit from spreading cheer this holiday season. For the eighth year, the two fruit companies played Santa and granted holiday wishes to 177 children in foster care and low income housing in the Wenatchee and Yakima areas. In Wenatchee, Stemilt provided gifts to 146 children who are […]

DeHaan: Investors Hopeful To See Another Round Of Stimulus Soon

Oil Prices have dropped over the past week, but by a very small amount. In Monday’s action, West Texas Crude traded in the mid-$39 a barrel range, down just a little over a dollar from last week’s numbers. Patrick DeHaan said oil prices are holing steady because of conflicting information. On one side, you have […]

Lohmann: First Frost Of The Season Later Than Average

The first frost of the 2020 growing season is behind scheduled, a fact about which many won’t complain. Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service said in a typical year, areas such as Yakima and Pullman would have already recorded overnight lows below 32 degrees. For the Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, NE Oregon, temperatures below freezing […]

Wet Weather Expected Starting Thursday

Temperatures have been very warm across the Northwest. In fact many regions have reported daytime highs anywhere between 10-15 degrees above average for this time of year. Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said this late summer blast is thanks to High Pressure which has been parked over the western U.S. for several […]

Oil Prices Move Higher Despite President Trump COVID-19 Diagnosis

For the first time in several months, week-over-oil prices moved higher by a noticeable amount. Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy says oil prices started to rally late last week, softened on the word of President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, but continues to increase to start this workweek. West Texas Crude traded over $40 per barrel in Monday’s […]

Oil Prices Unmoved For Much of September

Oil prices seem to be stuck in a rut. For the past two-plus weeks, prices for West Texas Crude have hovered around the $40 per barrel mark, held in place by an uptick in coronavirus cases worldwide as well as additional shutdowns. That holding pattern has resulted in slight relief at the local diesel station. […]

WSU Receives $3M To Bolster Food Security

Washington State University announced Wednesday a $3 million gift establishing a faculty position to focus on bolstering food security. The funds from the Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Foundation will be used to create an Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology. The gift will be used to conduct focused on reducing losses caused by plant diseases […]

DeHaan: Investors In A Holding Pattern Until Vaccination Is Developed

After a very slight rally in late July and early August, oil prices have returned to their downward trends. West Texas Crude was trading $37 per barrel in Monday’s action. Patrick DeHaan with Gasbuddy said a lack of optimism internationally has put a cap on prices in a variety of ways. And he doesn’t see […]

Wulf Named New Stemilt CFO

Stemilt announced Thursday, the hiring of a new Chief Financial Officer. Cristian Wulf joins the Wenatchee-based company after 32 years in various senior management roles at Accenture, a professional services company that specializes in management and strategy consulting, technology services, and outsourcing. Among his many roles with Accenture, Wulf was responsible for the CFO management […]