Hounds Tongue is a Class "B" noxious weed in Benton County and it is the landowner's responsibility to control (RCW 17.10). Hounds Tongue is poisonous to most livestock. Luckily, animals will not graze on it because of the unpleasant smell.
Yakima - The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) released its forecast for the 2017 Washington state fresh apple crop today. The 2017 forecast is for a crop of 130.9 million standard forty-pound boxes of fresh apples. This is down 1.2% from 2016's 132.9 million box crop.