Foster Creek CD to meet Dec. 12

WATERVILLE — The Foster Creek Conservation District will hold its next board meeting on Dec. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the WSU Extension conference room located on the second floor of the Douglas County Courthouse, 203 S. Rainier St. For more information, contact Amanda Ward, district manager, at 888-6372 or visit fostercreekcd.org.
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On Main Street | New dress style turns into a satisfying home business

This occasional column highlights business news in Waterville and in other Douglas County communities. If you have business news that you would like to appear in this column, email larsen.karen.y@gmail.com.
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Markets

  Provided by USDA Market News   Apples YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2017 SEASON (Nov. 30) — Demand moderate. Market about steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 72-88s $14-17, mostly $14-16; 100s $12-16, mostly $13-16; 113s $12-15, mostly $13-15; 125s $13-17, mostly $14-16. Golden Delicious 72s $26-29, mostly $27-29; 80s $24-28, mostly...
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CCC lending rates for December

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation has announced interest rates for December. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for December is 1.500 percent, up from 1.375 percent in November. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during December is 2.500 percent, up from 2.375 percent in November. Interest rates for...
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October unemployment rate matches record low

OLYMPIA — Washington’s unemployment rate fell from 4.6 to 4.5 percent in October — equaling the state’s all-time low for unemployment set earlier this year, according to the state Employment Security Department. “Washington’s economy keeps growing,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “The demand for workers remains strong with ample opportunity for...
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Lexi Deishl represents the Waterville Plateau as a Washington Wheat Ambassador

Waterville High School senior Lexi Deishl has been busy representing the Waterville Plateau as one of this year’s Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) Washington Wheat Ambassadors.
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Wheat U provides educational opportunity for growers

SPOKANE — Wheat growers in the Pacific Northwest are invited to attend Wheat U, a one-day, information-packed educational opportunity, on Dec. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Wheat U will deliver a wealth of profit-enhancing wheat production and marketing information. The program begins with a panel of high-achieving grower leaders, from whom attendees can...
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Markets

Provided by USDA Market News   Apples YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2017 SEASON (Nov. 16) — Demand moderate. Market Fuji lower, others about steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 72-88s $14-17, mostly $14-16; 100s $12-16, mostly $13-16; 113s $12-15, mostly $13-15; 125s $13-17, mostly $14-16. Golden Delicious 72s $26-29, mostly $27-29; 80s $24-28,...
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Beginning farmers and ranchers benefit from act introduced in Congress

On Nov. 8, the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act was introduced in Congress by Reps. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.).
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South Douglas Conservation District looking for a supervisor; deadline is Nov. 30

WATERVILLE — The South Douglas Conservation District currently is looking for a supervisor to fill a vacant elected position. The five-member board of supervisors meets on the first Monday of each month, except August. The supervisors set policy and direction for the conservation district. Members serve without compensation. Members oversee conservation practices in southern Douglas County,...
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