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With Washington's wolf population growing, talk about delisting the species has already started.

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Odessa irrigation update to be featured at CBDL meeting
The Columbia Basin Development League holds its annual meeting in Moses Lake, Wash. Nov. 6.
Pacific Northwest pear crop estimate grows
Pacific Northwest pear crop estimate grows
The Pacific Northwest pear crop is larger than expected and off to a good start in sales and prices. Some growers likely will make more money on pears than apples this year.
Vets operate on spotted owl with broken wing
If the wing heals well, the bird may be released back into the wild population, which is listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act.
Tilth Producers of Washington marks 40th anniversary
Tilth Producers of Washington marks 40th anniversary
Tilth Producers of Washington was founded 40 years ago to promote small-scale organic farming.
Pulse crop production down as prices rise
Yields for lentils, chickpeas and green peas in Washington and Idaho were down signifciantly this year but because of production challenges in other areas as well, prices are on the rise.
Judge orders Sakuma to let guests visit workers
Judge orders Sakuma to let guests visit workers
A Skagit County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that Sakuma Bros. Farms violated labor and tenant laws by restricting visitor access to worker housing.
Washington Grain Commission assessments will drop by 48 percent
Washington Grain Commission assessments will drop by 48 percent
The Washington Grain Commission will receive about $4 million in assessements this year because of a smaller crop and lower prices, says CEO Glen Squires.That's down from about $7.6 million last year.
New tree fruit group nominates board
New tree fruit group nominates board
The temporary board of the new Washington State Tree Fruit Association has nominated a slate of candidates for a new board some of whom are the same. Others can run.
Apple growth boosts demand for skilled technicians
Flush from record apple crops and strong markets, packing firms have invested in new lines that feature robotics and computer imaging, allowing them to pack more fruit with the same number of people.
Grant helps promote Washington wines in Canada
The top markets for Washington wines include Japan, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. China and South Korea also are emerging markets.