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Lentil industry honors longtime processor
Lentil industry honors longtime processor
Longtime pulse processor Gary Heaton and his wife, Salli, of Tekoa, Wash., have been named 2015's Lentil Family of the Year.

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Cuba is potential market for PNW fruit
Cuba is potential market for PNW fruit
Cuba's economy and middle class need to grow for it to buy Pacific Northest tree fruit, industry leaders say.
Second wolf attack reported in Whitman County
Second wolf attack reported in Whitman County
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports a second wolf attack on livestock in Whitman County, at the same operation where a ewe was killed earlier in the month.
PNW hop production pegged at 71 million pounds
Hop production for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in 2014 totaled 71.0 million pounds, up 3 percent from the 2013 crop of 69.2 million pounds, according to the USDA.
Wild duck, captive falcon infected with bird flu in Washington
Wild duck, captive falcon infected with bird flu in Washington
Officals say avian flu has been found in Washington state. Ten British Columbia poultry farms have been infected with a highly contagious strain of avian influenza.
WSDA sleuths identify bugs for much of U.S.
WSDA sleuths identify bugs for much of U.S.
The Washington Department of Agriculture entomology laboratory in Olympia is the go-to place in the Western United States for the identification of moths and butterflies.
Ex-employee of Whitgro pleads guilty, to be sentenced in January
A former Whitgro employee will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to stealing more than $300,000 from the Whitman County, Wash., grain company.
Proposed water testing rules worry fruit growers
Tree fruit officials are concerned federal food safety rules will be a burden to orchard irrigation and one industry leader says the regs could become as onerous as the Endangered Species Act.
Apple commission mulls tough year
Apple commission mulls tough year
It's a tough year for Washington apples. The Washington Apple Commission is working to build export demand. Oversupply could end up as livestock feed.
WSU study: Yakima Basin projects don’t pencil out
WSU study: Yakima Basin projects don’t pencil out
Washington State University study concludes cost of building water storage in Yakima Basin would exceed economic benefits.
Registration opens for Organicology 2015 in Portland
The annual event in Portland attracts organic producers, retailers and others.