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Different Designs for Downtown Plaza Unveiled

For years the city has been trying to revitalize downtown Yakima, and now city officials will be able to view special designs for a proposed downtown plaza that could pump needed dollars and bring people into the area in the future.

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Effect of Russian Ban Examined, SNAP Households and Time

  • Various agricultural industries have been assessing what the damages might be thanks to the Russian ban on agricultural products put into place last week and extending for a year.

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Gluten Free Labeling Deadline Passes, SNAP More Prevalent in Rural Areas

  • Last week marked the deadline for the FDA’s final ruling on gluten free labeling of food.

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Downtown Plaza Designs to Be Unveiled Tuesday

Revitalizing Yakima's downtown with a new plaza has been on the City Council's agenda -- and now they will finally get to see some real possibilities.

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City Exploring Idea of Public Market, Food Business Incubator

Could a Pike Place or Pybus Public Market be headed to Yakima? That will depend on the results of a survey just released by the city of Yakima.

The survey, found on the city's website, is asking residents whether if they would support the idea of a public market that would be combined with a food business incubator.

Yakima's Economic Development Manager Sean Hawkins noted the natural pairing of market and incubator

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Farm Values and Expenditures on the Rise, Congress Asks for Dropping of COOL rule

  • USDA announced on Friday that U.S. farmers spent $367.3 billion on agricultural production in 2013.

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White House Release Climate Report, Millions Available to Minority Farmers

  • The White House released a report Tuesday titled The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change.

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Dairy Provides Big Boost to Yakima Valley

Dairy is big business in Washington and according to a WSU economic study, Yakima County's 69 dairy farms likely average $10 million per farm, employ 20-30 people and generate approximately $500 million to the valley's local economy.

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Oil Companies Accused of Anti-Competitive Practice, Wildfire Victims Getting Financial Help

  • After a year, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar have again asked the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to study possible anti-competitive practices regarding certain oil companies.

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Bins of Light Art Project for Underpass To Be Decided

With the completion of the Martin Luther King Jr. underpass the Yakima City Council will be faced with a decision.

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