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LOWER VALLEY — Community residents driving area side roads will soon encounter high boarded farm trucks heaped with portions of the 2019 hops crop. Headed primarily north towards Yakima Chief Hops.

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SUNNYSIDE — The cherries are ripening, and bins are being moved into the Valley orchards in preparation for the 2019 harvest.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A key victory for cherry growers hurt by the unjustified retaliatory tariffs by China was secured last Thursday as U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-4), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, supported legislation to help growers.

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TOPPENISH — One week ago, youngsters in area 4H clubs and FFA chapters were saying good-bye to the animals they’ve spent countless hours raising.

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Amber Burnett’s enthusiastic passion for teaching agriculture to kids of all ages continues to inspire those she touched for bringing to life her meaningful farming lessons, which radiated into United Methodist’s preschool classroom last Friday.

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Rep. Congressman Dan Newhouse last Wednesday, April 24, toured Ostrom’s Mushroom Farms’ $38 million, 43-acre construction project, led by President and CEO David Knudsen, and learned about the high-tech facilities being currently installed at 1111 Midvale Road.

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According to the 2016 American Community Survey, there were 386,531 male and 51,865 female farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers 16 years and over working full-time, year-round in the U.S.

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A mushroom extract fed to honey bees greatly reduces virus levels, according to a new paper from Washington State University scientists,

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