Ag & Business

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 29

Board to re-advertise farm lease

OTHELLO – The Adams County Commission expected to open bids for the lease of 34 acres adjacent to the County Fairgrounds in Othello during its Nov. 15 meeting. But no bids were received. The property was granted to the county,... — Updated 12/1/2021


Businesses seek new liquor licenses

PASCO — Several businesses have applied to the state for new liquor licenses. Businesses applying for new licenses include: Mesa • Comedor Mari, 6850 Road 170, beer and wine license for restaurant. Applied Sept. 28. Pasco ... — Updated 10/21/2021


$14 million in ag relief awarded

OLYMPIA — More than $14 million in COVID-19 relief grants from the state Department of Agriculture were awarded to 839 businesses. The four main sectors include agritourism farms, farmers’ market organizations, craft beverage... — Updated 7/13/2021


Darigold to build protein and butter plant in Pasco

PASCO – Darigold Inc. announced today that it will be a new, state-of-the-art premium protein and butter plant here. The 400,000-square-foot, $500 million plant is being designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25%,... — Updated 7/2/2021


Martinez to highlight chamber luncheon

PASCO — Mayor Saul Martinez will be the keynote speaker today, June 14, at the Chamber of Commerce meeting. The meeting begins at 11:45 a.m.; Red Lion Hotel is hosting. Martinez was selected mayor in January 2020 by his peers on... — Updated 6/14/2021


Ribbon-cutting set for new pharmacy

PASCO — The Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5, for the new West Pasco Pharmacy. The ceremony will be part of an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 7505 Sandifur Parkway... — Updated 6/4/2021


New pumps to provide water for farming irrigation

WARDEN — A new pump station seven miles northeast of the city will provide irrigation water to nearly 10,500 acres of farmland. The EL 47.5 station was dedicated Thursday... — Updated 6/1/2021


E. Coli outbreak linked to Othello dairy

OTHELLO — State officials say they have linked an E. Coli outbreak to contaminated yogurt from a local dairy farm. The state Department of Health said the outbreak is connected to yogurt produced by Pure Eire Dairy, owned and... — Updated 5/18/2021


'Feed lot' allowed to expand to 10,000 head

MESA — Franklin County commissioners unanimously approved a conditional-use permit allowing nearly triple the number of cattle on a rearing facility near Columbia Flats Dairy this morning, April 13. The permit will allow the... — Updated 4/13/2021


Douglas Farms workers to get vaccinated

PASCO — Douglas Farms will provide a pop-up, outdoor coronavirus vaccination clinic for 250 farmworks Friday, April 9. Vaccinations will run from 8:30-11:45 a.m. at the Douglas packing facility, 110 Taylor Flats Road. "This is... — Updated 4/8/2021


New Avelo Airlines to offer Pasco route

PASCO – A new airline has announced it will include service between Pasco and Burbank, Calif., when its flights get off the ground later this month. Avelo Airlines will officially begin service April 28 between Santa Rosa and... — Updated 4/8/2021


Soft white top crop in Whitman County

COLFAX — The USDA Farm Service Agency reported the largest planted crop last fall in Whitman County is soft white winter wheat. About 95% of acreage was reported by Dec. 15, tracking a list of crops and other uses for land. The... — Updated 1/29/2021


Dollar General store opens

CONNELL — The new Dollar General store opened quietly in town Jan. 23. The store is located at 182 E. Hawthorn St. Reminiscent of general stores of yesteryear, Dollar General sports a variety of products, including housewares,... — Updated 1/28/2021


Minimum wage and salary threshold increase

OLYMPIA - As of Jan. 1, low-wage earners and some salaried employees are being paid more for their efforts on the job. Across Eastern Washington and some areas west of the... — Updated 1/5/2021


Caravan of Hay

COLFAX - Have you noticed the amount of hay trucks on Whitman County highways late this summer and fall? The harvested area for hay is up by 60,000 acres in Washington since 2019,... — Updated 10/30/2020


Wheat Land Communities' Fair Jr Livestock Sale goes live

RITZVILLE — The Wheat Land Communities' Fair Jr Livestock Sale is now live with bids closing at noon Thursday, Sept. 3. "We have a committee of people who can assist with your... — Updated 9/16/2020


Gesa Credit Union sponsors Hunger Action Month

PASCO — Gesa Credit Union is sponsoring Hunger Action Month this month, including Hunger Action Day on Sept. 10. During the month, Gesa is matching every dollar donated up to $20,000, with the money focused on continuing to get... — Updated 9/1/2020


Broadband Internet may be coming to North Franklin County

CONNELL — A Hermiston, Ore.-based company may be bringing broadband internet to rural communities in North Franklin County. Blue Mountain Networks LLC officials said last week that the company is looking at the viability of... — Updated 8/24/2020


Odessa slaughter plant fires back up

ODESSA — The formerly shuttered livestock processing facility here has a new lease on life, with the new owners using the facility to help launch a direct-sales beef program.... — Updated 8/24/2020


Irrigation shutoff dates announced

PASCO — The South Columbia Basin Irrigation District will cease full Saturday service on Sept. 12. Officials said that from Sept. 12-Oct. 19, ditchrider services will be... — Updated 8/24/2020


Connell businesses take over downtown streets

CONNELL — It's a downtown block party, again. The city is blocking off downtown streets from Adams to Borah for an evening of outdoor shopping and dining. Streets close at 4 p.m.; the event begins at 5 p.m. Downtown roads are... — Updated 8/14/2020


Kennewick asks public's help with Waterfront District plan

KENNEWICK - What do you want to see in the Port of Kennewick's Waterfront District? Communities are asked to take part in developing the plan. The port is creating a Waterfront... — Updated 8/4/2020


Franklin County looking into mask harassment

PASCO — Franklin County officials are concerned Benton Franklin Health District employees may be “harassing” businesses that are not enforcing coronavirus-related face mask madates. Commissioner Clint Didier brought up the... — Updated 8/4/2020


Gov. Inslee threatens Slidewaters with 'penalties'

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee says he will pursue sanctions against a business that challenged the legality of his coronavirus-related shutdown orders. During a Thursday afternoon, July 16, press conference, the governor gloated in... — Updated 7/17/2020


Reopening packs distributed at Pasco Farmers Market

PASCO — The city began handing out coronavirus reopening packs today, Wednesday, July 15, to businesses at the Pasco Farmers Market. The packs included 50 single-use face masks, floor markers for social distancing, entrance... — Updated 7/15/2020


Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021