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Posted on Oct 29, 2015

Ag Briefs: Oct. 29

Deadline approaches to file for irrigation seats
The deadline to file as a candidate in the annual election of the Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District is approaching.
Two director seats, both of which are three-year terms, are up in the Dec. 8 election. Those seats cover the district’s Division 5 and Division 6.
People interested in running for the open seats must file a petition of nomination by Nov. 2. Petitions are due before 5 p.m. to the Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District’s Quincy office, 1720 S. Central Ave., off of Highway 281. Petitions of nomination also are available at the Quincy office.
Division 5 covers all of Range 27 and south to Frenchman Hills. William Stevens currently serves as director of Division 5.
Division 6 covers the portion of Royal Slope area lying east of Dodson Road, north to include that portion of Block 80 lying east of Dodson Road, and south to the district boundary. Ko Weyns currently serves as director of Division 6.
Anyone seeking information about the division they are eligible to vote in can call the Quincy office at 787-3591 or the Royal City office at 346-2301.

Newhouse to host ag forum in Moses Lake
Congressman Dan Newhouse, a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, will host a public agriculture forum in Moses Lake to discuss issues of importance to Central Washington farmers.
The agriculture forum is 10:30 a.m. to noon on Nov. 6 at the Moses Lake Civic Center auditorium, 401 S. Balsam St. It is free and open to the public.
Attending will be experts representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, the Washington State Department of Agriculture, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Washington State Farm Bureau.