Saturday is Workers' Memorial Day, a commemoration of people who've lost their lives on the job. In Washington state, the farm community is remembering Ernesto Silva Ibarra, a 28-year-old farmworker who became ill last summer while picking berries during wildfires and later died.April 27, 2018 10:07 a.m. read more..
Since mid-March, Washington State University researchers have been scrambling to keep up with a surge of inquiries from concerned property owners about brown marmorated stink bugs creeping across floors and clinging to curtains.April 18, 2018 1:51 p.m. read more..
A new challenge is brewing for asparagus growers, and this one could cause growers like Kinsey Farms to cut back or get out. Speaking about the start of the asparagus season on Tuesday, April 10, Mark Kinsey said there may not be enough cutters to meet harvest demand.April 12, 2018 noon read more..
The Kennewick Irrigation District is considering a move to gain title to Prosser Dam and Chandler Pump Station.April 3, 2018 12:33 p.m. read more..
Stemilt Growers and Stemilt Ag Services have agreed to pay a female tractor driver $95,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. Heidi Corona Arizaga will be paid $2,342.73 in lost wages, $5,500 in attorney fees, and $87,157.27 in compensatory damages.April 3, 2018 11:23 a.m. read more..