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Spokane sues Monsanto over river contamination
The city’s utilities spokeswoman noted the city will spend $300 million in the coming years to keep polychlorinated biphenyls and other pollutants from entering the river.

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SE Washington farmers pitch in to harvest sick neighbor’s fields
More than a dozen combines worked the fields near farmer Steve Swannack's home, harvesting and trucking his wheat, oats and mustard crops to the Lamont Grain Growers elevator.
State funding moves Connell rail project forward
State funding moves Connell rail project forward
$10 million in state funding will help clear up a railroad pinchpoint that affects agricultural traffic in Eastern Washington, project supporters say.
‘Extreme drought’ hits Washington for first time in a decade
‘Extreme drought’ hits Washington for first time in a decade
Drought worsens in Washington; nearly one-third of state in "extreme drought."
Washington Farm Bureau pans Inslee’s carbon cap directive
Washington Farm Bureau pans Inslee’s carbon cap directive
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee directs Department of Ecology to develop carbon cap, drawing rebuke from Washington Farm Bureau.
Apple, pear harvests off to early, but uncertain, start
Apple, pear harvests off to early, but uncertain, start
Heat, drought and not enough labor are all factors growers and packers are dealing with as Washington's apple and pear harvests get underway.
Cranberry harvest hinges on fall rain
Cranberry harvest hinges on fall rain
Washington cranberry growers are enjoying the sunshine, but keepin their fingers crossed that rain is coming.
Identifying grapevine fungus may help fight disease
Identifying grapevine fungus may help fight disease
A master's degree graduate at Washington State University has been instrumental in identifying more fungal species that cause grapevine trunk disease.
Washington agriculture weighs impacts of piece-rate court ruling
Washington agriculture weighs impacts of piece-rate court ruling
Washington's tree fruit industry and other labor-intensive agriculture are grappling with a state Supreme Court ruling requiring piece-rate workers be paid separately for rest breaks. The industry fears civil litigation may make it retroactive, costing...
Irrigation ends in some Yakima tributaries
Irrigation ends in some Yakima tributaries
Water for some pre-statehood water right holders in two Yakima River tributaries is curtailed because of drought. Likely means no crop for some apple orchards.
Washington DOE warns westside irrigators of pending shut off
Washington DOE warns westside irrigators of pending shut off
The Washington Department of Ecology has warned more than 90 irrigators in southwest Washington that the are likely to be shut off from the Chehalis River.