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Ag reps welcome possibility of McMorris Rodgers as Interior chief
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Ag reps welcome possibility of McMorris Rodgers as Interior chief
Agricultural representatives react to the possibility of Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers being named Secretary of the Interior.

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Tree fruit expert Fred Valentine dies at 81
Tree fruit expert Fred Valentine dies at 81
A well-respected horticulturalist in northcentral Washington, Fred Valentine, has died at age 81. He was involved in development of the Cameo apple.
Small grains researchers offer email update service
Farmers can sign up for the Washington State University small grains email update service for news and updates on research.
Apple industry giant Bill Evans dies at 87
Apple industry giant Bill Evans dies at 87
Bill Evans, co-founder and president of Evans Fruit Co., one of the largest tree fruit companies in Washington state, died Dec. 6. He was known as his own man, unafraid to stand alone on principle.
Groups sue feds to force Washington to protect Puget Soun
A similar lawsuit by the same group — Portland, Oregon-based Northwest Environmental Advocates — resulted in the agencies cutting $1.2 million in grant funding to Oregon this year.
Washington Ecology backs spraying herbicide in bay
Washington Ecology backs spraying herbicide in bay
The Washington Department of Ecology proposes to let shellfish growers spay herbicide in Willapa Bay to kill an invasive eelgrass for at least two more years
Developer wants robotic apple picker in orchards in 2018
Developer wants robotic apple picker in orchards in 2018
A robotic apple picker maybe commercially ready for orchards in two years and practical and affordable within 10 years, its developer says.
Far West annual meeting addresses Farm Bill, Trump optimism
Far West annual meeting addresses Farm Bill, Trump optimism
The Far West Agribusiness Association's annual meeting Dec.13-14 in Kennewick, Wash., includes talk about the meaning of a Donald Trump administration and other hot topics.
Washington dilutes fine for spilling vinegar into river
Washington Department of Ecology slashes fine for spilling vinegar because Fleischmann's installs lights to cut energy use.
Meeting with EPA on What’s Upstream frustrates lawmaker
Meeting with EPA on What’s Upstream frustrates lawmaker
A U.S. House member says he left meeting with EPA over What's Upstream advocacy campaign "mostly frustrated."
New apple poised for record-setting launch
New apple poised for record-setting launch
Washington apple producers have ordered more than 8.7 million new Cosmic Crisp apple trees to plant in the next three years which means production could reach 9 million boxes in three to five years. That’s believed the fastest start to a new...

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