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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

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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

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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. Naches Avenue.  

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Category: Agriculture, History
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The Frostwatch Report for Wednesday, March 20 [AUDIO]

Tonight's fruit frost forecast from meteorologist Tim Creek and Pacific Weather Consulting.

Colder, drier air will be settling in over the valley tonight, with lows in the upper 20s and low 30s

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The Frostwatch Report for Tuesday, March 19 [AUDIO]

Tonight's fruit frost forecast from meteorologist Tim Creek and Pacific Weather Consulting.

Tim tells us that it will be a safe night tonight in the valley, with temperatures in the mid 30s to near 40 under cloudy skies with a chance of showers

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Orchardists to get Help in the Battle Against Apple Maggots

A bill moving through the state legislature would help orchardists better monitor and eradicate apple maggots in the Yakima County area. While school children joke about worms in apples, the apple maggot is no laughing matter for the tree fruit industry in Washington

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Newhouse to be Replaced as State Agriculture Director

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Dan Newhouse says he will not be retained as director of the state Department of Agriculture.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Newhouse sent an email to industry contacts on Monday notifying them of the decision by Democratic Gov

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Yakima Valley Diaries and EPA to Improve Water Quality

Dairy operators in the Yakima Valley have reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to improve water quality in their community.

The agreement provides for long-term certainty for the dairy operators and strong, enforceable measures to protect groundwater

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Illegal Immigration and Agriculture Discussed on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

Undocumented workers make up a large part of the Yakima Valley's agricultural workforce. Be it in the fields, orchards, dairies, or warehouses,  these workers are in the United States illegally.

Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of senators  agreed on an immigration reform plan  they hope to move quickly with legislation giving 11 million illegal immigrants a chance to eventually become American citizens

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Agriculture in Yakima Valley Getting The Attention of Govenor Inslee

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Central Washington's agricultural Yakima River Basin is getting some attention from Gov. Jay Inslee's first proposal to the state Legislature.

The bill would require the state to begin implementing a long-term plan for improving water supplies in a region where periodic droughts reduce stream flows for farmers, communities and threatened fish

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