Farming Still Crucial to Basin Employment Don Meseck, left, a labor economist for the Washington State Department of Employment Security. Meseck is responsible for monitoring employment data and trends in seven Central Washington counties. Patrick Jones, right, an economist at Eastern Washington University and executive director of the Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis, which works closely with the […]

National Ag Day – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact: Jennifer Pickett (913) 491-1895 2023 National Ag Day Agriculture Council of America Announces 2023 National Ag Day Date & Theme  Leawood, KS – The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 21, 2023. This will mark the 50th anniversary of National […]

Reclamation announces Yakima basin March water supply forecast

Media Contact: Brittany Jones 986-226-1467 For Release: Mar 9, 2023 YAKIMA, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation’s March 2023 total water supply available forecast for the Yakima basin indicates the water supply will be adequate to meet irrigation demands this season.  The early estimate of the total water supply available for the April-September period indicates senior water rights will […]

Operational Testing

OPERATIONAL TESTING | Over the course of the next several weeks, Kennewick Irrigation District will be conducting operational testing on certain systems throughout our district. Operational testing can only be performed on systems that have a water source, such as a pond.Each system generally takes 2-3 days to test, which will begin each morning and may […]