Foster Creek, South Douglas Conservation Districts hold meeting, mark anniversary

Foster Creek Conservation District (FCCD) hosted the FCCD and South Douglas Conservation District (SDCD) annual meeting this year on Feb. 13 at the NCW Fairgrounds in Waterville.
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GWATA announces plans for Flywheel Investment Conference

The Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance (GWATA) announces the Flywheel Investment Conference, an annual one-day event, will be held on April 19 at the Stanley Civic Center.
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Wheat Growers group calls for full funding of USDA and key Farm Bill programs

With the release of the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget proposal that calls for a $47 billion reduction to USDA risk management programs and key safety net provisions over 10 years, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) and President Marci Green, a wheat grower from Fairfield, issued the following statement...
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Fallout from TPP trade agreement is expected major loss for NW wheat farmers

Fallout from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement among its 11 remaining member countries — but not the U.S. — is expected to result in losses to the nation’s wheat farmers of $500 million per year, with total losses accumulating to $3 billion in 10 years.
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Wheat growers turn out in strong opposition to proposed pesticide bills

Pesticides are an important and necessary part of any growers’ toolbox, and while the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) understands the public concern over unintended drift events, we believe that thanks to technological advancements in nozzle spray technology and chemical formulations, the vast majority of pesticide applications are done safely, with no adverse effects to the public.
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Home Depot grant helps with food bank construction

After losing our longtime home in the old Rock Island Fire Station in June of 2015, the Rock Island Community Food Bank worked out of Rock Island Elementary School that summer and then in the fall we were able to move into a small donated building in Rock Island City Park. We immediately began brainstorming on how to get our volunteers and the people we serve out of the weather.
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‘Urban Forests’ calls attention to trees in our communities

By Amy Larsen Waterville Library Jill Jonnes’s latest book “Urban Forests” unveils, chapter by chapter, a look at the ordinary and extraordinary people involved in various ways with the ever changing landscape of green within our communities. From saving our forests from invaders like the Chestnut blight, Dutch Elm disease and the Asian long-horned beetle to the care and designation of...
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New year brings nutritional changes to Humane Society

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is proud to announce it’s partnership with Hill’s Nutrition for the Food, Shelter, and Love program.
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Civil Air Patrol offers opportunities for cadets and seniors

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was founded in December of 1941 and started as a mission for hunting submarines in coastal waters. It now has nearly 60,000 members, who conduct 85 percent of federal inland search and rescue missions. It is the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.
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Farm Service Agency — A vital source of assistance to America’s farmers and ranchers

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON, D.C. — Through the work of dedicated staff in over 2,100 county and state offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides vital farm safety-net assistance to agricultural producers across America. “We’ve seen recent challenges in farm income and commodity prices,” said Dr. Robert Johansson, acting...
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