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Students help ag newcomers in animal care workshops
4-H students will help newcomers to agriculture learn to tend to their animals at the WSU Snohomish County Extension May 3-4. The workshops feature demonstrations and hands-on workshops with live animals, including sheep, goats, beef cattle and poultry.

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Consultant: Railroads already near capacity
Consultant: Railroads already near capacity
Transportation consultant Terry Whiteside says the Pacific Northwest rail capacity is already nearly full, and will be overly full with coal and oil trains through the region. He expects agricultural commodities to be adversely impacted by the increased...
Small town to get grape crushing plant
A wine grape crushing facility is being planned for George, Wash., which will boost city revenues and may spark development of an industrial park.
Farmers sign on to Odessa water project
Farmers in Eastern Washington are preparing to spend $48 million to bring water from the Columbia River to their farms, replacing water from the declining aquifer. Construction is expected to begin this summer, says Darryll Olsen, with the Columbia-Snake...
WSU expert helps ranchers avoid pollution problems
WSU expert helps ranchers avoid pollution problems
Washington State University Extension expert Stephen Van Vleet in Colfax, Wash., is working with ranchers concerned about the state Department of Ecology considering them presenting a possible pollution risk. Van Vleet advises farmers, and the agency, to...
Agriculture may contribute to air pollution, state says
Agricultural ammonia and nitrogen from vehicles in certain weather conditions are believed to be causing high nitrate levels that can be harmful near Yakima, Wash. Farm fertilizers and dairies might be sources of the ammonia.
Central Washington nursery sells its last trees
Central Washington nursery sells its last trees
One of Central Washington's fruit tree nurseries is closing its doors after more than half a century in business.
At mouth of Elwha River, new beaches taking shape
The sediment released by the removal of the dam has built up so much at the river’s mouth that areas that were underwater before the dams were removed are now land for hikers.
Washington State Fair building destroyed by fire
Fair spokeswoman Karen LaFlamme says no one was inside Evergreen Hall when it caught fire and no one was injured. It apparently started in a food concession area.
Inslee seeks farm disaster aid for mudslide
Gov. Jay Inslee says the declaration could provide emergency low-interest loans and other help to cover losses of farm property or production in the county where the mudslide occurred, as well as neighboring counties.
Irrigators get new water source
A project saving water for salmon is giving a small group of landowners near Cowiche and Tieton, Wash., a new source of irrigation water.