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Bat disease continues to surprise in Washington
Bat disease continues to surprise in Washington
A Washington state veterinarian says it's puzzling, surprising and good that no more bats infected with white-nose syndrome has been found so far.

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Workers paid in blueberry wage case
The first workers are being paid in a court settlement in a Walla Walla County, Wash., blueberry wage case.
Apple Commission sets its annual budget
The Washington Apple Commission adopts a budget similar to last year's and based on estimating the fall crop at 135 million, 40-pound boxes.
Apple assessment voting method changes
State law has been amended to give the Washington Apple Commission the change it wanted in the method of voting on future changes to growers' assessment rates.
Apple commission chief pushes logo
Apple commission chief pushes logo
With the world apple export market expected to grow tougher, the Washington Apple Commission president says companies should use the state's generic apple logo more.
Labor officials hand out back pay to blueberry workers
Earlier this year, some blueberry growers in Walla Walla County admitted in federal court that they violated the rights of their agricultural workers over a period of three years. That includes failing to pay the minimum wage and overtime in the 2011,...
Apple Commission to update export plan
Apple Commission to update export plan
Saying it wants to stay competitive globally, the Washington Apple Commission will look at industry production, export and sales data to update its strategic plan for export promotions.
Hoping to increase demand, commission turns to domestic market for western white wheat
Hoping to increase demand, commission turns to domestic market for western white wheat

SPOKANE — Washington state farmers export most of the western white wheat they produce.

Now, however, members of the Washington Grain Commission hope to market the blend of soft white wheat and club wheat to domestic customers,...

Lower prices mean cuts for grain commission budget
Lower prices mean cuts for grain commission budget

SPOKANE — Low wheat prices have prompted the Washington Grain Commission to reduce its annual budget by more than half a million dollars.

Commissioners on May 19 approved a $5.28 million budget for the fiscal year that starts in July.

Tribe: EPA helped guide What’s Upstream campaign
Tribe: EPA helped guide What’s Upstream campaign

The Environmental Protection Agency was “intimately involved” in developing the What’s Upstream campaign, according to the Swinomish Indian tribe’s chairman, Brian Cladoosby.

The tribe undertook the campaign...

WSDA set to banish six weeds from state
WSDA set to banish six weeds from state

The Washington Department of Agriculture plans to add six noxious weeds to the list of plants prohibited from being sold or transported in the state.

All of the plants are non-native and if not quarantined could get a foothold and harm the...

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