Rodeo provides excitement at fair

A big attraction at the NCW Fair is the Big Bend Roundup Rodeo held each year on Saturday and Sunday. “I think our program is very crowd-pleasing,” fair board member and race director Dave Mires said.
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4-H students gear up for fair

Many 4-H students in Waterville are gearing up for the NCW Fair next week. Animals are being groomed and trained for their showing, and projects are being completed to be shown in exhibits.
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Mansfield FFA set for NCW Fair

Mansfield Future Farmers of America students are busy preparing their animals for exhibit at the North Central Washington Fair in Waterville, Aug. 24-27.
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Project gives state farmers a voice on future of their land

SNOHOMISH — A new project captures the issues facing agriculture in Snohomish County through the farmer's lens — literally. 
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Farmers market spotlights kids

WENATCHEE — It’s a market all about kids. Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market will host its Kids Market Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon in the west parking lot at Pybus Market. This is a great opportunity for youngsters to learn about marketing and handling money while selling their own handcrafted or homegrown items in a fun and safe environment. Kids must be 14 years of age or younger and be...
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Markets

Provided by USDA Market News Apples YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2016 SEASON (Aug. 10) — Demand good. Market steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 64s $11-13.90, mostly $11-14; 72s $10-13.90, mostly $10.90-13; 80s $11-13.90, mostly $11.90-13.90; 88s $11-14, mostly $12-14; 100s $13-15.90, mostly $13-15; 113s $13-15.90, mostly $13-14; 125s $16-18.90,...
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Master Gardeners to host Tomato Gala

WENATCHEE — Love tomatoes? Then this event is for you. Washington State University Chelan-Douglas Master Gardeners will once again hold their Tomato Gala on Aug. 19. The seventh annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Education Garden at the northwest corner of Springwater and Western avenues in Wenatchee. A wide variety of heirlooms, hybrids, cherry and paste tomatoes...
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Harvest traditions are kept alive

Wheat farming goes back many generations in Douglas County and during the yearly harvest is a special tradition passed down from one generation to the next.
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Crop insurance is vital part of wheat producers’ financial plans

How many people can go multiple years without being paid for the work they do? For farmers, that situation is all too common, as a crop can be destroyed by hail, fire, drought, or other factors, ruining a year’s worth of work very quickly. 
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Workgroup meeting for stewardship group

WATERVILLE — A workgroup meeting for the Douglas County Voluntary Stewardship Program will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Douglas County Superior Court hearing room at the Douglas County Courthouse, 203 S. Rainier St., Waterville. For more information, call 423-5990.
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