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Officials seek farmers’ help in solving hay arsons
The Grant County Sheriff's Office are advising farmers to report suspicious activity to stop a string of haystack arson in Quincy, Wash.

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Sportsmen question orchard’s use of public land
Sportsmen question orchard’s use of public land
Future use of public land that's an elk and deer migratory path is discussed by orchardists, sportsmen and state officials.
Farm lobbyist cheers as fertilizer booted from oil train bill
Farm lobbyist cheers as fertilizer booted from oil train bill
Nitrogen fertilizer gets untangled from the Legislature's reponse to the Bakken oil boom.
Washington senate honors Roseleip
Washington senate honors Roseleip
Longtime Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation president Dave Roseleip receives a full session resolution April 17 in the Washington State Senate for his years of service.
New McDougall apple line eight months into maiden season
New McDougall apple line eight months into maiden season
McDougall & Sons Inc., Wenatchee, Wash., is on the move with a huge new apple and cherry packing facility to keep up with its expanding orchards.
Twin sisters turn heads on packing line
Twin sisters turn heads on packing line
Twin sisters live together and pack apples together. People can't tell them apart.
DOE rewriting rules for feedlot permits
Washington Department of Ecology is rewriting rules for CAFO permits.
House budget would fund study on spraying alerts
House budget proposes study of how farmers could alert neighbors to pesticide applications.
Wind machines, heaters fend off frost in Washington
Wind machines, heaters fend off frost in Washington
Freezing temperatures early the morning of April 15 may have damaged tree fruit and wine grapes in Central Washington, but probably not as much as last November's freeze. Effects of that are just now becoming more evident.
ICE: Don’t help workers with immigration programs
ICE: Don’t help workers with immigration programs
Farm labor association tries to get safe harbor for employers who want to help employees apply for temporary legal work status. ICE says no.
Cougar kills dairy cow in W. Washington
Cougar attacks are rare in the region, but it’s unusual to have an attack west of Interstate 5.