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This occasional column highlights business news in Waterville and in other Douglas County communities.
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Harvest begins for plateau farmers

The Mittelstaedt family of Waterville began their harvest July 20 with a field of about 80 acres of dried peas.
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New weeds to watch for in Douglas County: Rush Skeletonweed

By Aaron Rosenblum Foster Creek Conservation District   This is the fourth in a series of articles that introduces readers to new weed invaders in Douglas County. The weed species featured are known from only a few locations in the county, but have the potential to become wide-spread and problematic. The goal of these articles is to inform and educate Douglas County residents, so that you...
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We surveyed farmers: conservation is important

Many farmers and ranchers value the opportunity the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) offers to enhance their existing conservation efforts, according to a survey we completed last year.
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Markets

Provided by USDA Market News  Apples YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2017 SEASON (July 19) — Demand moderate. Market steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 72-88s $16-18; 100s $15-18; 113-125s $15-17; Golden Delicious 72s $21-26, mostly $22-24; 80s $20-26, mostly $22-24; 88s $19-22, mostly $20-22; 100s $16-20, mostly $18-20; 113s $16-19, mostly $16-18;...
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State’s economy continues to add jobs

OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 4,100 jobs in June and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for June was 4.7 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The June unemployment rate was unchanged from May 2018 unemployment rate of 4.7 percent. “Payroll growth slowed a bit in June compared with last May,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department....
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New weeds to watch for in Douglas County: Yellow Starthistle

This is the third in a series of articles that introduces readers to new weed invaders in Douglas County.
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Cooperative weed management meeting to be held July 26

WATERVILLE — The Foster Creek Conservation District (FCCD) is in the process of launching a new program to establish a Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) for Douglas County. There will be an informational kickoff meeting to discuss the program from 2 to 4 p.m. July 26 at the NCW Fair Community Hall. The goal of this program is to improve invasive weed species management countywide...
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Tree Assistance Program aids growers affected by natural disasters

WATERVILLE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Tree Assistance Program (TAP) is providing disaster assistance to eligible orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate trees, bushes, and vines that were lost because of an eligible natural disaster, according to a news release from the Chelan and Douglas County FSA (Farm Service Agency) offices. TAP applies to...
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GWATA to host summer social

WENATCHEE — The Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance will host its Summer Social from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 at Highlander Golf Course, 2920 8th St. S.E., East Wenatchee. The event will include a fajita bar dinner, no-host bar, live music, yard games, raffle prizes and networking with the NCW business, technology and education community. The cost of the event is $35 for members and $50 for...
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