Stories tagged: farms
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Drought in High Plains the worst some farmers have ever seen
Drought in North Dakota is laying waste to fields of normally bountiful food and hay crops and searing pastures that typically would be home to multitudes of grazing cattle.
Wed., June 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane County commissioners lift moratorium on outdoor pot grows
The Spokane County commissioners have lifted a moratorium on outdoor marijuana farms, but they replaced it with zoning rules that are significantly more restrictive to the pot industry.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
The Slice: If city chickens farms work well, why not urban cattle ranching?
In some of the area’s gated communities, cattle might not be appreciated.
Tue., March 22, 2016
Opinions from past add perspective
Editorials covered health insurance, Columbia Basin reclamation, education and funding the Contras.
Sat., July 18, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Several “delinquent and dependent children” had been sent to farm homes after an appeal was published in the paper seeking farmers willing to take …
Mon., Dec. 9, 2013
Idaho farm exports on pace for third record year
BOISE – Idaho is on pace to set a record for agricultural exports for the third consecutive year, state officials say. The Idaho State Department of Agriculture told the Capital …
Sun., Nov. 10, 2013
Allen Hatley’s background makes farming management second nature
Growing up, all Allen Hatley knew was farming. “My grandfather farmed. My dad farmed. It was our life.”
Mon., Aug. 26, 2013
Boomers contribute to rise of smaller farms
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture is taken every five years; the census is considered the gold standard for farming facts and figures. A census was taken in …
Sun., July 21, 2013
Flying farmer spots his stolen truck
A man has been arrested after a Grant County farmer flying his private plane spotted a truck and two trailers that had been stolen from his farm last week. Kevin …
Sun., July 21, 2013
Longtime aerial sprayer applies expertise to Palouse farmland
OAKESDALE, Wash. – If ag pilots must endure public misconceptions about their craft – and they do – Hollywood may be partly to blame. Who could forget that iconic scene …
Mon., July 8, 2013
Farmers may soon get surface water
Surface water may be as close as ever for some Columbia Basin farmers who have been watching their groundwater slip away. The state Department of Ecology has water rights in …
Sat., July 16, 2011
Fertile fields for profit
Braden Janowski has never planted seeds or brought in a harvest. He doesn’t even own overalls. Yet when 430 acres of Michigan cornfields was auctioned last summer, it was Janowski, …
Sun., March 6, 2011
Census: Dwindling small towns determined to fight extinction
LaCROSSE, Wash. – The worn sign on the road into town reads: “Welcome to LaCrosse. Home of the Tigercats. Population 415.” It was painted a long time ago. Today the …
Thu., Aug. 19, 2010
Farm, shop items given new purpose
If you were to happen to take Exit 2 east of Stateline, Idaho, notice signs for a “shop sale,” and follow those signs, you’d end up at Mark Olmstead’s place. …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2010
Rise in small farms is changing Ag Expo’s role
Spray. Dab. Wipe, wipe. With the type of gentle cleaning normally reserved for rebuilt cars of yesteryear, Mark Prewett swiped away every grain of grit. His made the yellow paint …
Thu., Oct. 1, 2009
EV district takes fresh approach to lunch
Call it corn shucking or corn husking, the group of eager fifth-graders at East Farms Elementary needed only 10 minutes to make 100 ears of fresh corn bare and prepped …
Thu., July 9, 2009
Savoring flavor grown around Spokane
Locally grown food is popular these days, with health professionals, chefs and nutritionists singing the praises of eating food that’s grown as close to the dining table as possible. There …
Wed., Feb. 4, 2009
Oyster farm makes a few clams
OLYMPIA – After six years of operation, the Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm reached a major milestone recently. Operators of the nonprofit farm offered about 50 dozen oysters for sale …