A century ago, Black people made up 14% of the farmers in the nation, today they account for only 1.4%. Portland's Black Futures Farm is working to restore Black people to the land and build Black food sovereignty.
Wineries and breweries in Yakima and Tri-Cities must stay closed, unless they serve food out of their own kitchens. That’s the updated health district guidance for the areas, which are seeing some of the highest numbers of coronavirus cases in Washington.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancelation of the Oregon State Fair and is forcing county fairs to cancel or adapt. While that means there won’t be pig racing and demolition-derbies, families are trying to figure out how to recognize kids for their animal husbandry – the 4-H and ‘Future Farmers of America’ shows.
The pandemic put lots of plans on hold and made municipal budget planners cautious. But Pullman, in southeast Washington, went forward with a trial of a redone downtown road/parking/bike plan, with help from the state Department of Transportation.