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NAFTA still worries apple industry
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NAFTA still worries apple industry
The Northwest Horticultural Council, representing Northwest tree fruit in NAFTA negotiations, is skeptical of an agreement being reached by the new goal of March.

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Minnesota announces restrictions on using herbicide dicamba
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USDA reduces expectations for Florida’s citrus crop harvests
Federal agriculture officials have reduced expectations for Florida's citrus crop for the coming year

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Minnesota announces restrictions on using herbicide dicamba
The rules are meant to reduce instances of the herbicide drifting and damaging neighboring fields.
USDA reduces expectations for Florida’s citrus crop harvests
Federal agriculture officials have reduced expectations for Florida's citrus crop for the coming year
Selected Western livestock auctions
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US says WTO losing focus on trade, becoming litigation group

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Selected Western livestock auctions
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US says WTO losing focus on trade, becoming litigation group
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NAFTA still worries apple industry
The Northwest Horticultural Council, representing Northwest tree fruit in NAFTA negotiations, is skeptical of an agreement being reached by the new...
California wildfires prompt talks on tougher utility rules
The rules would change utility company operations across wide swaths of the state deemed to have a higher risk for wildfires.
Montana wildlife officials ask Wyoming to stop feeding elk
Cooke fined $8K for violations at Bainbridge Island farm
Washington state man accused of stealing dairy farm’s cows

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WAWG president follows family legacy of leadership
Fairfield, Wash., farmer Marci Green, president of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, hopes to preserve tax incentives and crop insurance...
Industry gears up to market Cosmic Crisp apples
With the first Cosmic Crisp apples reaching grocery stores in two years, the Washington apple industry is working toward a marketing plan for the new...
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