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H-2A continues rapid growth in Washington
Use of H-2A visa foreign guestworkers continues to leap upward in Washington state, mainly driven by the state's tree fruit industry.

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Wash. animal disease traceability system on track
Wash. animal disease traceability system on track
The Washington State Department of Agriculture is on track to implement a modernized animal traceability system by July 2015. The department is proposing several new rules, including the elimination of a 15-animal dairy exemption and a fee to help...
Alan Andersen inducted into Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame
Alan Andersen inducted into Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame
Long-time dairy operator Alan Andersen was inducted into the Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame Nov. 13 during the United Dairymen of Idaho's annual meeting. A day earlier, UDI members awarded the group's annual milk quality award to J-O Bazil Dairy in Rigby.
Farm milk prices heading downward
Farm milk prices heading downward
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Judge dismisses consumer lawsuit against dairy cooperative
A consumer lawsuit against Darigold has been dismissed. The company believes the case was used to draw publicity to a farm worker unionization effort.
Cash dairy markets regain ground
Cash dairy markets regain ground
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Dairy industry major driver in Idaho’s economy
Dairy industry major driver in Idaho’s economy
A new economic study on Idaho's dairy industry shows its large contributions to employment and economic activity in the state. In 2012, the industry generated 23,000 jobs and contributed more than $2.2 billion to the state's gross domestic product.