Agriculture

The Frostwatch Report for Thursday, March 28 [AUDIO]
Tonight's fruit frost forecast from meteorologist Tim Creek and Pacific Weather Consulting.
Variable clouds are expected to keep temperatures up, and a non critical night is expected in the Yakima Valley.
Growers can expect low temperatures between 36 and 43 degrees, with Upper valley cold spots …
Organic Farms Growing Large in Yakima County
Yakima County has more organic farms than any other area of the state. A report from Washington State University said Yakima County has more than 90. There are 3,500 traditional farms in Yakima County.
Farmers said the dry climate helps fight certain diseases and makes it easier to grow organically..…
The Frostwatch Report for Wednesday, March 27 [AUDIO]
Tonight's fruit frost forecast from meteorologist Tim Creek and Pacific Weather Consulting.
Mild weather is expected in the Yakima Valley again tonight, with low temperatures forecast in the upper 30s and lower 40s, possibly in the mid 40s with enough cloud cover...
The Frostwatch Report for Tuesday, March 26 [AUDIO]
Tonight's fruit frost forecast from meteorologist Tim Creek and Pacific Weather Consulting.
Tim tells us that it will be a safe night in the valley tonight, with frost protection not expected to be needed.
Low temperatures are forecasted to be in the upper 30s and low 40s, possibly the mid 30&apo…
FDA Proposed Safety Regulations has Growers Concerned
YAKIMA, Wash.-- The FDA is proposing food safety regulations that have growers in our area worried about what it could mean for their businesses.
The federal agency is considering rules that include requiring growers to test their water supply constantly and sanitize equipment...
The Frostwatch Report for Monday, March 25 [AUDIO]
Tonight's fruit frost forecast from meteorologist Tim Creek and Pacific Weather Consulting.
Tonight, generally warmer temperatures will be in store for the Yakima Valley. There is a possibility of some frost, with 20 to 25 degree lows in the cold spots of the upper valley...
The Frostwatch Report for Friday, March 22 [AUDIO]
Tonight's fruit frost forecast from meteorologist Tim Creek and Pacific Weather Consulting.
Clearing skies and light winds will combine with cold temperatures to make for a critical night for growers.
Lows are expected to be generally  from 20-25 degrees, with temperatures as low as 18 in th…
Celebrating The Life of Cesar Chavez In Yakima
Community members, local leaders and social justice advocates will gather on Saturday, March 23 at 11 am at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Yakima to celebrate the life of Cesar Chavez. At noon, participants will march from St. Paul’s to The Seasons Performance Hall at 101 N.…

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