Agriculture

[3/9/20] Buttercup the duck comes to Chelan

Posted in Agriculture, Feature

  There’s a new duck in town, and his name is Buttercup. He has about a million hits on his youtube video and recently moved to Chelan with his owner Mike Gary from Memphis Tennessee. Both Buttercup and Gary talked to KOZI last week. Listen to hear their story.

[2/7/20] Plug your nose and take a deep dive into the life of the humble stink bug

Posted in Agriculture, Education, Environment

Listen to entomologist  Jim Hepler divulge the secrets of the humble stink bug to KOZI. He’ll be giving a free educational presentation this evening in Tonasket.

[2/3/20] Meet Manson Apple Blossom queen Teresa Venegas

Posted in Agriculture, Feature

The 100th Manson Apple Blossom royalty were crowned Saturday, and Queen Teresa Venegas tells KOZI a little about herself and how she feels about her community.

[1/28/20] A local bird is gaining ground after a long-time ranching family takes steps to protect its habitat

Posted in Agriculture, Business & Economy, Environment, Wildfire

The state’s few remaining Greater Sage-Grouse, which are known for the males’ flamboyant mating dance, just got a helping hand in securing their future. Listen to how a family’s five-generation ranch partnered with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust to make it happen.  

[10/4/19] Senator Hawkins Recognized

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North Central Washington’s State Senator Brad Hawkins received the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award from the Washington Association of Agricultural Educators. Hawkins, who serves the 12th Legislative District, is the ranking Republican on the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee. He said he’s honored to receive the award for his efforts to help […]

[10/4/19] Apricot Crop Hit by Cold Weather

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A late cold snap last winter has cut the production of Washington apricots in half. The Washington State Fruit Commission says the state normally produces 5,000 tons of apricots per year. But the yield this year is only about 2,500 tons. Washington produces about 20 percent of the nation’s apricots. The commission says frost in […]

[9/6/19] Chelan County Fair Day 1 Market Results for Chelan Students

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**** Please note these results are not complete for the entire fair, only the market show (beef, swine, sheep, and goats) that took place today****   FFA Students:  Swine:  Aliyah Finch – Reserve Grand Champion Market Swine Ethan Strandberg – Callback – 6th overall Logan Oules – Blue Ribbon Clayton Reeves – Blue Ribbon Casandra […]

[9/3/19] Cattle Tag Rules Claim Convenience

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New rules for selling cattle in Washington are scheduled to take effect in October, hiking fees and nudging producers into using USDA-approved radio-frequency identification tags. Ranchers who use the “840” tags — a three-number international code for the U.S. — will be able to report sales online to the state Department of Agriculture. The department […]