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Firefighters in Washington State Worry over Wind Forecast

posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Crews in Washington continued to battle the largest blaze in state history, while there were evacuations in Idaho and Montana. Full Story

Three killed battling western wildfires

posted on August 21, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Three killed battling western wildfires
The battle against the western wildfires took a deadly turn this week as three firefighters died after a vehicle crash trapped them in what was described as a “hellstorm” of flames. This brings the death toll to 13 for the year. The trio were... Full Story

Hops growers rush to meet rising demand from craft brewers

posted on June 12, 2015 at 1:23 PM

These are good times for growers like Ben St. Mary. He stood at his family's farm in Washington state recently and watched as employees built trellises where a new field of hops, the key ingredient in the flavoring of beer, will grow. Full Story

Washington farmers are dumping unprofitable apples

posted on May 29, 2015 at 4:05 PM

A record crop of apples, coupled with the West Coast port slowdown earlier this year, is taking a toll on Washington apple growers. Full Story

Avian Flu Reaches New Area in Washington State

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Avian flu has reached Clallam County, Washington, and agriculture workers have destroyed all of the infected ducks, chickens and geese. Full Story

New System to Trace Livestock in Washington State

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

The state of Washington is implementing rule changes as part of its new system to trace livestock in the event of a disease outbreak. Representatives of the livestock and dairy industry support the moves. Full Story

Lawmakers Wary of Genetically Modified Food Labels

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:44 PM

The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.Republicans and Democrats on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee questioned Wednesday whether... Full Story

New Washington Rule, Fees Planned to Track Cattle

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:10 PM

The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans to impose a 23-cent fee on the sale of each head of cattle. The fee would raise more than $275,000 a year to help pay for a database that would help investigate livestock diseases. Full Story

Monsanto Settles With Pacific Northwest Wheat Farmers

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat. Full Story

'Gluten-free' Labeling Standards Kick In

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Starting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means. Full Story

High Winds Push Growing Washington Wildfire

posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:52 PM

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.Road closures and evacuations were changing regularly, as hot weather and... Full Story

Western Wildfires

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town, authorities... Full Story

Washington Farmer Feeds Pot To Pigs

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Part flavor experiment, part green recycling, part promotion and bolstered by the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state, pot excess is being fed to hogs by their owners. Full Story

Immigration Reforms Takes Shape

posted on February 1, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Immigration Reforms Takes Shape
Former competitors for the presidency, Sen. John McCain and President Barack Obama, have spent much of the past four years butting heads on a series of domestic and international issues. This week in a pair of separate public appearances, the two... Full Story

Mysterious Crop Circles Appear in Washington Wheat Field

posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM

SEATTLE (AP) - Mysterious crop circles have appeared in an eastern Washington wheat field - not far from the nation's largest hydropower producer - but area farmers preparing for the summer's harvest find the distraction more amusing than... Full Story
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