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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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Dave’s Diary:Healthy Options in the Produce Isle

 

Two weeks into the New Year…how’s that diet going?  Make that…lifestyle adjustment to healthier eating?  If you want to try something other than the classic offerings, check out what the Environmental Working Group found in the produce isle.

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Cherry Growers Gather for the 70th Annual Cherry Institute

Cherry growers from throughout the Northwest will gather at the Yakima Convention Center on Friday for the 70th annual Cherry Institute. James Michael, with Northwest Cherry Growers, says it is a day of education for growers

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Stage 2 Burn Ban in Issued for The Yakima Valley

The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency has issued a stage 2 burn ban for both the Upper and Lower Yakima Valley.

Officials said they called for the ban because of poor ventilation, dispersion and a low level inversion for the valley

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Blankets of Snow Helpful to Grape Growers

After several tough years, local wineries are back on their feet and expecting big success in 2013. Gail Puryear, owner of Bonair Winery says an increased amount of snow has helped, which is something that does not happen every year

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