All eyes are on Othello.

The world’s largest manufacturer of potato specialties is about to double its footprint in Othello, Washington. McCain Foods USA Inc. has announced plans to invest $300 million in the facility, which will add 170,000 square feet of production space and create about...

A recipe for success.

In the world of business, Ellenos Yogurt is about as close one can get to being an actual overnight. The night before it opened for business, the company didn’t even have a name. Finally, the founders settled on a made-up word, combining Hellinic (which means Greek)...

A new winery asks, wine not?

The Red Mountain American Viticultural Area is one of the premier growing regions in Washington State. Grapes often fetch three times the price of other grapes on the market. So imagine the eyebrows that raised when Aquilini Red Mountain Vineyards announced that they...

Wine industry drinks in its success.

In Washington, wine is as much a family affair as it is a business. There are more than 900 wineries in the state, making it #2 in the U.S. in wine production and a leader in the premium wine category. Wine aficionados can thank families like the Sauers for...

Washington leads blueberry production.

Washington State is having another bumper crop of blueberries. Ranking No. 1 in the country for overall blueberry production, this year’s harvest is projected to top 132 million pounds. In 2016 total harvest was about 120 million pounds, six times what it was...

Either way that’s a lot of bread.

The community of Rosalia in Whitman County may be small – population about 565 – but it’s a major player in the international grain markets. According to the Washington State University Extension Office, Whatcom County is the highest wheat-producing...
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