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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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MABTON — When asked about how Martin Cervantes was inspired to venture into farming Wagyu beef at his Whispering Wires Ranch, the 42-year-old pinpointed a meal he’d had at a high-end steak house in Las Vegas as the beginning of his journey.

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SUNNYSIDE — Airfield Estate Winery’s harvest has been soaring to flavorful heights this season while vineyard and winemaking crews were strategically mobilized to deliver an on-time October payload of more than 420 tons of fruit during the week leading up to the lower valley’s first frost.

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GRANDVIEW — With the hop harvest over at the Segal Ranch, the hopyard poles stand naked in the field ready for next year’s yield of lush crop – now is the time to start thinking about the next year’s bounty, Ranch Manager Martin Ramos conveyed.

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The early morning sunshine rays reflects off the multi-colored leaves of a birch tree standing sentry near the Airport Ranches on Bethany Road. Not only are the leaves changing color, the nighttime temperatures are dipping to the frost line. The sunrise will come an hour earlier Sunday, Nov.…

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BENTON COUNTY — After a Labor Day wildfire burned a section of the Columbia Basin Railroad trestle seven miles east of Prosser, the economic impact has been catastrophic for Lower Yakima Valley agricultural businesses as Fourth Congressional District Representative Dan Newhouse toured the site with Columbia Basin Railroad Company President and Owner Nicholas ‘Brig’ Temple Jr. on Thursday, October 22.

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PROSSER — Account Executive and Crop Division Manager Brooke Rodriguez of Manley Crop Insurance – which has merged with Basin Pacific Insurance out of Kennewick – has been the go-to well of knowledge when it comes to all things crops related.

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GRANDVIEW — Out on the edge of Bethany Road near the Alexander Extension Roads, picking crews are waiting on the weather to warm up before harvesting the last of the apples bearing the lovely name of Pink Ladies.

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SUNNYSIDE — Andrews Family Vineyards of Prosser and Airfield Estate Winery of Sunnyside, both fourth generation vintners, share a deep bond of colorful flavor to produce wines which add to Central Washington’s distinguished quality for discerning taste and national demand.

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LUSH GREEN GRAPES — Leatherneck Farms of Sunnyside continues to harvest through their 10 acres of Niagara grape vines while crews operate like a well-oiled machine through the leafy vineyard pathways.

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GRANDVIEW — The first pass of 10 acres filled with more than 4,000 Ambrosia apple trees were selected for mid to late harvest from their colorful ripeness by 13 fast-moving crew members at R & H Farms starting at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17.

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SUNNYSIDE — A Labor Day windstorm downed power lines while hundreds of acres of hop yards swept through the Yakima Valley with wind speeds of more than 47 mph according to the National Weather Services.

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MABTON — Growing produce to sell at area farmers markets is easy as the owners of 6 Kids Farms of Snipes Pump Road have learned — what is not so easy for Susan and Javier Lopez Sr.’s family is finding shoppers willing to buy farm fresh vegetables from their booths located at lower valley farmers markets.

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