Main Street group hosts meet

The Waterville Main Street Association on March 14 hosted an evening of celebrating its accomplishments in 2016 and a time of sharing goals for this year.
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Outdoor recreation focus of GWATA luncheon

WENATCHEE — The Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance will host its 2017 Innovator Awards Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 30 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. This year’s event highlights outdoor recreation and will feature a keynote panel of entrepreneurs from Lithic Skis of Peshastin, eqpd of Twisp, and CushCore of Bend, Ore. During the luncheon,...
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Job fair planned for March 30

WENATCHEE — WorkSource Wenatchee will hold a Chelan/Douglas Job and Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 30 at Pybus Public Market. Veterans will receive preference from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The event will feature several local employers as well as benefit providers to assist participants with issues including homelessness and education services. The event is free and open to the...
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Learn about soil tests

WATERVILLE — The South Douglas Conservation District will host a two-hour class for those who want to learn how to more effectively interpret soil test results. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon March 24 at the NCW Fairgrounds Community Hall. Kyle Bair, of Soiltest Farm Consultants, will be the presenter. Understanding soil reports will allow farmers to know what fertilizer and...
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Learn about soil tests

WATERVILLE — Do you need help understanding the report you receive from a soil test? The South Douglas Conservation District will host a two-hour class for those who want to learn how to more effectively interpret soil test results. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon March 24 at the NCW Fairgrounds Community Hall. Kyle Bair, of Soiltest Farm Consultants, will be the...
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Markets

Provided by USDA Market News Apples YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2016 SEASON (March 9) — Demand moderate. Market steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 64s $10.90-12.90, mostly $11.90-12.90; 72s $11.90-14.90, mostly $12.90-13.90; 80s $12.90-16.90, mostly $12.90-14.90; 88s $12.90-16.90, mostly $12.90-15.90; 100s $13.90-16.90, mostly $14.90-15.90; 113s...
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Still time to order for tree and shrub sale

WATERVILLE — Orders are being accepted until March 21 for the South Douglas Conservation District’s annual tree and shrub sale. Native and adapted trees, shrubs and wildflowers are available for windbreaks, wildlife habitat, erosion control and yards. This year, in addition to the regular catalog, available plants may be viewed online at southdouglascd.com. Orders will be available for pickup...
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USDA announces March CCC lending rates

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) has announced interest rates for March. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for March is 0.875 percent, unchanged from 0.875 percent in February. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during March is 1.875 percent, unchanged from 1.875 percent in...
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USDA offers target farm loan funding for underserved groups and beginning farmers

NCW — The USDA Farm Service Agency is offering specially-targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers. “Each year, a portion of FSA’s loan funds are set aside to lend to targeted underserved and beginning farmers and ranchers,” said FSA’s Senior Farm Loan Officer Jose Limon. “Farming and ranching is a capital...
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