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Work on Downtown Plaza Could Start By Early 2016, City Officials Hope

The city of Yakima is working to fast-track the downtown master plan that includes a new plaza. Construction on the project could begin faster than you think.

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Bill Introduced to Help Farmers with Finances, Beef Advocacy Program Launched

  • Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Minnesota Senator Al Franken have introduced legislation to reverse the 2012 Hall versus United States Supreme Court ruling - which makes it difficult for family farmers to reorganize their finances during hard times.

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Seahawks NFC Championship Gear Arriving in Yakima

We all know that the Seahawks are headed back to the Super Bowl and with that NFC championship comes some brand-new fan gear. But not every store has it yet.

Last year JCPenney in Union Gap was the very first store in our region to have the new Hawks gear

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United Nations Organization Warns on Sustainability, New Look for Produce Association

  • According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization the agriculture model of the past 40 years will be unsustainable due to climate change and increasing competition for natural resources.

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Seahawk Pride in Yakima Creates Opportunity for Local Business

It's a very important weekend as Seahawks fans prepare for a big matchup against the Packers Sunday.

Seahawk fans all have different ways of showing their 12th Man pride. Some even like to show it off all over their cars, and Monster Graphics is one of the only places in our area where you can get huge, life-size car decals for your ride

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Cost of Meat Increasing, Congressional Members Joining Cuba Coalition

  • The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization has reported the cost of meat increased 8.1 percent this past year across the world.

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Cow Farmers Examining Market Strategies, Celebration of Soils

  • Some cow-calf producers may be wondering how they can best take advantage of the current market.

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Agriculture Made Billions for Washington in 2013

The state's top farm crops, including apples, milk and wheat, were worth $4.5 billion to farmers in 2013.

That's according to information recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Tri-City Herald reports that at least six of the state's 10 most valuable crops saw gains in 2013

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Restaurant Business Expected to Increase, Agriculture Future

  • The NPD Group expects restaurant traffic in the U.S. to increase by one-percent this year.

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Immigration Action Creating Farmworker Shortage

Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California fear a greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama's executive action to protect some 5 million people from deportation.

Manuel Cunha of the Fresno-based Nisei Farmers League said that 50,000 California farmworkers may leave seasonal field jobs for year-around work building homes, cooking in restaurants and cleaning hotel rooms

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