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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

Judge Warns Washington Union to Halt Illegal Tactics

posted on September 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Union activists aren't backing off demands to work at a new Washington state grain terminal after hundreds of Longshore workers stormed the facility, overwhelmed guards and dumped grain. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton... Full Story

Western Ranchers Fight Push to Give Up Brands

posted on July 1, 2011 at 1:07 PM

OMAK, Wash (AP) — Ranchers have long used brands to keep track of their cattle and deter rustlers, but many now fear branding will become just another relic of the Old West as federal regulators look for new ways to track meat from hoof to plate. Full Story

Hard Times Have Dairy Farmers Calling Help Lines

posted on December 30, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Huck Heintz has spent a busy year providing free financial consulting to dairy farmers in upstate New York. Full Story

Struggling Dairy Farmers to Receive One-Time Direct Payment

posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:12 PM

Struggling Dairy Farmers to Receive One-Time Direct Payment
The popular, "Got Milk?" advertising campaign employed by the U.S dairy industry for the past eight years has been credited with increasing dairy prices nationwide. Full Story

Dairy Farmers Ask Congress For More Support

posted on October 30, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Dairy Farmers Ask Congress For More Support
Dairymen from New York to California testified to a U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee this week hoping for answers to a deepening economic crisis. Full Story

Farm Workers Push for Unionization in Washington State

posted on October 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM

PASCO, Wash (AP) — Margarito Martinez says he was fired from the eastern Washington dairy that employed him for more than a year because he tried to unionize the company. Full Story

WA Farmers Prepare for Strict Immigration Rules

posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM

ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE -- Farmers in Washington are taking part in special training sessions in preparation for immigration investigations that the Obama Administration says will audit employers suspected of hiring undocumented workers, hoping to... Full Story

Washington State Wineries Seek Status for Grapes

posted on November 14, 2008 at 8:11 PM

YAKIMA, Wash (AP) -- Several wineries and vineyard owners in Eastern Washington are banding together to lobby for a specific wine-grape growing region northwest of Yakima. Full Story
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