Technology Alliance presents entrepreneur panel discussion

WENATCHEE — The Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance will host “Entrepreneurial Panel: Women Rule the World,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 24 at the Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way, Wenatchee. Four local entrepreneurs will talk about how their companies, unique experiences and how they got their start. Featured panelists will include Vicky Sharlau...
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Farm Bill helps ag in uncertain times

I can share from firsthand experience that farmers typically have a lot to worry about in the best of times.
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FC Conservation District to meet

WATERVILLE — Foster Creek Conservation District will hold a board meeting July 11 at 6 p.m. at the Foster Creek Conservation District office, third floor of the Douglas County Courthouse, 203 S. Rainier St., Waterville. For more information, contact district manager Amanda Ward at 888-6372.
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South Douglas Conservation District will meet on July 9

WATERVILLE — The South Douglas Conservation District will meet at 7 p.m. July 9 at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service office, 103 N. Baker St. in Waterville. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 745-9160.
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Fundamentals good, trade taking a toll on many Northwest ag industries

SPOKANE — Northwest Farm Credit Services, the Northwest’s leading agricultural lending cooperative, has released its latest quarterly market snapshot reports that look at the state of major agricultural commodities in the region. Northwest FCS industry teams monitor conditions and report outlooks for commodities financed by the co-op. Cattle: Cattle producers should see slightly profitable...
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CCC interest rates for July are announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation has announced interest rates for July. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for July is 2.250 percent, the same as 2.250 percent in June. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during July is 3.250 percent, the same as 3.250 percent in June. Interest rates for...
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New weeds to watch for in Douglas County: Houndstongue

Welcome to the first in a series of articles that will introduce readers to new weed invaders of Douglas County.
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Technology Alliance seeks nominees

WENATCHEE — The Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance is accepting nominations for its 18th annual Innovator Awards that showcase entrepreneurship, innovation and education. Awards will be given in the categories of Entrepreneur of the Year; Innovative Tech Business of the Year (previously Tech Savvy Business of the Year); STEM Educator of the Year; Future Technology Leader, K-12 student;...
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Early bird registration ends July 1 for state MG conference

WENATCHEE — Calling all gardeners! Time is running out for early bird registration to this fall’s Master Gardener State Conference. The deadline is July 1 to receive a special $50 discount. The Chelan/Douglas County WSU Master Gardeners are hosting the 2018 State Master Gardener Conference Sept. 26-29 at the Wenatchee Convention Center This is a unique opportunity to learn from the...
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Foster Creek Conservation District to establish a Cooperative Weed Management Area for Douglas County

Great news folks! The Foster Creek Conservation District (FCCD) is launching a new program to establish a Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) for Douglas County.
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