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China opens market to all U.S. apple varieties
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:34:06 -0800

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:33:05 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic Alfonso Martin helps pack apples for export at Valicoff Fruit in Wapato last October. GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic file YAKIMA, Wash. — Washington apple shippers expressed tentative enthusiasm Monday for a new trade pact that will soon allow all U.S. apple varieties to reach store shelves in China. After 20 years of ...

Washington agriculture yields $10 billion behind record values for milk, other products
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:47:14 -0800

Washington agriculture brought in a record $10.2 billion in 2013, thanks to record-high crop values for milk, potatoes, cattle, grapes and pears, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Click to Continue »

China opens to all U.S. apple varieties
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:48:07 -0800

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:53:47 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic Alfonso Martin helps pack apples for export at Valicoff Fruit in Wapato last October. GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic file YAKIMA, Wash. — Washington apple shippers expressed tentative enthusiasm Monday for a new trade pact that will soon allow all U.S. apple varieties to reach stores shelves in China. After 20 years of ...

China moves to accept imports of all US apple varieties
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:31:51 -0800

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — For the first time, all varieties of apples from the United States will go on sale in China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

All lanes of southbound I-5 in Tacoma open after crash
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:50:38 -0800

Update at 3:50 p.m.: All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 near Fife are open, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The backup is eight miles.

East Valley joins other districts in messaging Congress
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:19:02 -0800

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:39:50 GMT By Rafael Guerrero Yakima Herald-Republic MOXEE, Wash. — The East Valley school board approved a resolution Monday night urging Congress to reauthorize the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and then take steps to fix the legislation. The law, commonly referred to as No Child L...

Farmworker safety training classes teach vital skills
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:36:09 -0800

Surrounded by brushes, respirators and yellow plastic coveralls, Flor Servin held up a white baby onesie and told a room full of farm workers, in Spanish, they must scrub chemical residue from their protective equipment after work, for the health of their families as well as their own. The lesson from Servin, a state pesticide safety education specialist, was just one highlighted earlier this ...

Farm worker training leads to safer farms (video)
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:22:04 -0800

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:22:32 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic Photos by GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic Farm worker Martin Virgen washes his hands as instructor Flor Servin explains the proper way to wash up after using pesticides during a Jan. 21 presentation at the Yakima Convention Center. Servin works for the Washington Department of Agriculture, one of the workshop sponsors ...

Yakama tribal member sentenced for possession of stolen firearm
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:06:48 -0800

WAPATO — A Yakama Nation tribal member has been sentenced in U.S. District Court to 10 years in prison for possessing a stolen firearm.

East Valley school district ponders message to Congress
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:18:43 -0800

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:40:03 GMT By Rafael Guerrero Yakima Herald-Republic MOXEE, Wash. — The East Valley school board will discuss tonight at 7 p.m. whether or not to approve a resolution urging Congress to reauthorize the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and then take steps to fix the legislation. The law,...