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Yakima County Studying Water Drawing for Agriculture Irrigation

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima County is set to study the possibility of drawing water from the
Columbia River to assure adequate water supplies for agricultural irrigation.
The county commissioners will commit $750,000 to a study next year

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Labor Shortage a Big Concern for Yakima Apple Growers

All those apples on the trees in the Yakima Valley are expected to add up to a record crop this year but like years past there's talk about a major labor shortage. The Washington growers clearing house in Wenatchee estimates the crop at 145 million boxes for both the fresh and processed markets

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Alert…Imported Cheese Linked to Illnesses in 11 States

AP-Federal health officials say ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses
including at least one death.The imported Italian ricotta salata cheese distributed by Forever Cheese Inc

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Orchardists Expecting an Apple Bumper Crop

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Apple growers are expecting a bumper crop this year as workers begin harvesting the fruit from trees around Washington.

Hail in July tempered initial expectations for a record-setting 120 million bushels of fresh apples

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Lower Valley Farm Worker Killed by Tractor/Sprayer Rollover

A fatal accident in a lower valley orchard occurred on Wednesday morning. Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies say a 44-year-old man was changing a tire on an orchard sprayer that was attached to a tractor when the s

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Green As Grass-Good As Gold –Healthy Asparagus

Asparagus is a valley specialty and a national favorite.  The asparagus is a member of the lily family. It grows easily in the home garden right in the flower bed - it is a perennial and can yield a harvest for decades

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Record Numbers Attend Yakima Farmers Market

The Yakima Farmers Market broke a record May 20 for largest number of vendors. With a total of 68 vendors at the market, they have nearly doubled the record of 37 set last year.

One vendor reported sales of over $800, and first-time vendors say business is booming

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Frostwatch for May 18th – Newstalk KIT [AUDIO]

 

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

Tim tells us that it will be another safe night, with no critical temperatures expected.

You can hear the complete report here.

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Frostwatch for May 17th – Newstalk KIT [AUDIO]

 

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

Tim tells us it's another safe night for Yakima Valley and lower Columbia Basin Growers.

You can hear the in depth report here.

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Frostwatch for May 16th – Newstalk KIT [AUDIO]

 

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

Tim says it will be another completely safe night, but temperatures will be slightly cooler than last night.

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