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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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The EPA, Nitrates, Dairy Farms and More Discussed on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a report  that assessed likely sources of nitrate pollution - including dairy farms and crop fields - in lower Yakima Valley groundwater and some drinking water wells

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Dave’s Dietary Diary: Tomatoes Can Prevent Depression

 

 I love a fresh, ripe cold tomato…sliced with a little salt and pepper.  Not one of those little cherry imposters but the big red beefsteak kind. Which then begs the question -- Is a tomato a vegetable or a fruit?  Better still, is a tomato a cure for depression?

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Hundreds Attending State Horticultural Convention

It's the kind of show that you'd love if you were a local grower. The 108th annual convention of the Washington State Horticultural Association. Hundreds of growers are attending the show at the Yakima convention center where they're attending seminars and learning about the latest techniques

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