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Dozens of volunteers delivered colds drinks and heat awareness information to farm workers throughout Sunnyside this past Monday and Tuesday as part of the Farm Worker Heat Protection Caravan organized by the United Farm Workers organization.

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Hobbies, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, are activities done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure. For Carrie Stone-Arroyo, her husband Cesar, and their daughter Melanie, being hobby farmers is much more than that. It is about connecting with others and investing in the future.

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A simple question often reflects a simple answer. At least that is how we would all like it to be.

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April 22, 2021, marks the 51st anniversary and 52nd observance of Earth Day, a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth’s natural environment. In 1969, organizers started Earth Day in response to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, California, according …

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In recognition of Washington state’s strong relationship and shared commitment to democracy and a free market economy with the people of Taiwan, legislators adopted Senate Resolution 8612, sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside on Thursday, April 8.

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Agricultural water is flowing throughout canal systems traversing up and down the lower valley as Wednesday’s AccuWeather forecast is for a daytime high of 67-degrees and night time low of 29. Icicles form on Tuesday, March 30 from sprinklers in orchards on Emerald Road.

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The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which is bipartisan legislation and seeks solutions to help farm workers and the agriculture industry, passed the House of Representatives on Thursday, March 18.

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Airfield Estates Winery performs vineyard sweeping in between rows to improve water drainage and upcoming spring pruning operations. Leaves are removed from the ground, which also helps in preventing fungi to grow and makes weed control easier.

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Sunnyside dairyman Jason Sheehan spoke openly about the fight for justice state farmers are facing from class action lawsuits brought on by opportunistic attorneys who seem more concerned about the threatening demands for three years of retroactive wages, subsequent settlement and legal fees than protecting workers’ rights or their jobs.

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