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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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GRANDVIEW — The golden glow of the late evening sun drenched the five-acre alfalfa field out on Old Inland Empire Road as Jonathan Rivera maintains a steady course of custom cutting operations from the cab of the vintage New Holland swather with a reserved farming richness in cultivating their family business, one windrow at a time.

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MABTON — Kristyn Mensonides of the Mensonides Dairy is proud to be a part of a family legacy. She is now creating her own path as she carries on the tradition built by her father, Art Mensonides, as she works alongside him, her sister, Amy, and brother-in-law Auke Bruinsma.

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SUNNYSIDE — The love for cows began at a young age for Sunnyside resident Amanda Villarreal as she has been getting settled as the new Whey Supervisor at Darigold’s Alexander Road whey plant.

SUNNYSIDE — Working on a dairy that is media shy makes it hard for Jordan Haak to expound on the good work his place of business does, but it doesn’t keep him from having an opinion the entire industry.

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SUNNYSIDE — Every sunrise Tamera Smeenk looks out her kitchen window to take in a landscape that has been a part of the scenery of her life since she was a little girl.

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SUNNYSIDE — Family owned Friend’s Flowers is expecting their peonies to bloom any day now, bringing with them splashes of color on the corner of Emerald Road and U.S. Grape Road.

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SUNNYSIDE — The delicate blooms on John Kilian’s apples trees are in full bloom. His crew are out every day getting the nutrients needed for the blooms to transform into luscious fruit.

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SUNNYSIDE — Jason and Karen Sheehan have enjoyed spending time with their children on their family-run dairy, looking on the bright side of things during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy era.

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GRANDVIEW — Sebastian Renteria, 20, is no stranger to raising chickens as his family has been involved in the agriculture hobby for more than 10 years, is enjoying the eggs of his labor.

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GRANDVIEW — Don Neil has turned his love for taking farm equipment apart from a hobby to a lucrative side business at his Dayton Road machine shop.

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SUNNYSIDE — Just southwest of town, near the Yakima River, the Newhouse Farms field crews are moving through acres of family- owned hop yards, stringing thousands of feet of twine in preparation for the new hop vines.

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