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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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Frostwatch for May 15th – [AUDIO]

 

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

Tim tells us it will be a safe night in all locations, with temps ranging in the upper 40's in the cold spots to the mid 50's.

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Frostwatch for May 14th – Newstalk KIT [AUDIO]

 

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

Tim tells us that it will be a safe night tonight, with low temperatures ranging from the mid 40's to the mid 50's.

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Frostwatch for May 11th – Newstalk KIT [AUDIO]

 

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

Tim tells us that there is a slight chance of frost in the cold spots tonight, but things will start to warm up considerably in the next few days.

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