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House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule
The House passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near rivers and lakes file for a permit

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Concrete egg winemaking hits Washington
The eggs help create different layers of flavor complexity and mouth feel.
Fourth grade students lobby for California state nuts
Merced Assemblyman Adam Gray supported the elementary students’ idea and drafted a bill.
Record crop possible for Pacific Northwest cherries
Record crop possible for Pacific Northwest cherries
Cherry growers in the Pacific Northwest anticipate a late but very large crop. They believe twice the number of days from last year for peak harvest will keep supply, sales and prices on track.
Stolen hives recovered in California
Beekeeper-turned-criminal Pavel Tveretinov is accused of stealing 2,500 hives and equipment worth $875,000.
Revised budget impacts ag, sparks talks at California Capitol
Revised budget impacts ag, sparks talks at California Capitol
Gov. Jerry Brown’s $124 billion revised budget would maintain $4.4 million for a pest and disease prevention program, but citrus industry leaders want money specifically for huanglongbing. Meanwhile, FFA leaders lament a proposed cut of $15...
Idaho hop growers to add 1,500 acres this year
Idaho hop growers to add 1,500 acres this year
This year will continue a string of acreage increases in the state that began in 2012.
Almond producers expect record crop despite stormy bloom
Almond producers expect record crop despite stormy bloom
California’s almond industry expects to harvest a record 2.2 billion pound crop even after stormy weather in February complicated the bloom. The Almond Board of California’s leader doesn’t expect the big crop to put more downward...
Second-largest crop pushes many apple prices lower
Second-largest crop pushes many apple prices lower
Wholesale prices of Red Delicious and Gala apples, which make up more than 50 percent of the 2016 Washington apple crop, have continued to slide in recent weeks, making it a tough year for the industry.
Chelan Fresh, Borton Fruit join marketing
Chelan Fresh, Borton Fruit join marketing
Two large Central Washington tree fruit marketers have joined forces to become one of the largest marketers in the region, giving them a total of about 25 million boxes of fruit annually.
Indiana beekeepers turn to biology to save colonies
INDIANA EXCHANGE: Indiana beekeepers turn to biology to save colonies

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