Tony Smith in the foreground, and his dad, Steve Smith, harvest together in July on their wheat farm in Horse Heaven Hills outside of Prosser. The state Department of Natural Resources planned to cancel a lease on about 4,000 acres of trust land in Horse Heaven Hills to build a new irrigation system. But some wheat farmers said they weren’t given enough notice and losing the ability to farm the land will cause economic hardship.
Tony Smith in the foreground, and his dad, Steve Smith, harvest together in July on their wheat farm in Horse Heaven Hills outside of Prosser. The state Department of Natural Resources planned to cancel a lease on about 4,000 acres of trust land in Horse Heaven Hills to build a new irrigation system. But some wheat farmers said they weren’t given enough notice and losing the ability to farm the land will cause economic hardship. Mason Trinca Yakima Herald-Republic file
Tony Smith in the foreground, and his dad, Steve Smith, harvest together in July on their wheat farm in Horse Heaven Hills outside of Prosser. The state Department of Natural Resources planned to cancel a lease on about 4,000 acres of trust land in Horse Heaven Hills to build a new irrigation system. But some wheat farmers said they weren’t given enough notice and losing the ability to farm the land will cause economic hardship. Mason Trinca Yakima Herald-Republic file

State plan for irrigation project in Horse Heaven Hills leaves wheat farmers frustrated

November 15, 2016 2:39 PM

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