April 1st 2013 Issue

An urgent plea for immigration reform

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Devout Christians will tell you God works in mysterious ways.

So, perhaps it was divine intervention that two teenagers from [...]

Simple rules

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A century ago, Ford Motor Company adopted the assembly line and began cranking out Model T cars that were [...]

Last Bite: FruiTrivia

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1. An experimental Solid Set Canopy Delivery System is designed for:
a.    Applying pesticides
b.    Evaporative cooling
c.    [...]

New off-road emission standards coming

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Clean diesel technology has been making its way off the highways and into farms and fields and other off-road [...]

Grape harvesters are going high-tech

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Mechanical harvesters have picked Washington State’s juice grapes and many of the state’s wine grapes for decades, though high-end [...]

Five things to consider when buying a tractor

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An example of an older tractor without modern-day features of a rollover protection structure (now mandatory) and an enclosed [...]

Students tackle tree fruit issues

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Two north central Washington high school students got their first lobbying experience when they participated in the annual Tree [...]

Most vineyard tasks mechanized

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This trunk scrubber of the vMech system is used by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to control suckers. The device [...]

What Tier 4 standards mean

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Fuel requirements. New engines will require ultra-low sulfur diesel that has no more than 15 parts per million of [...]

Mechanizing vineyard saves hundreds per acre

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At year’s end, when costs of all the grapevine tasks are added up, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’s Mike Means [...]