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New $700K system a boon to wheat breeders, researchers
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New $700K system a boon to wheat breeders, researchers
The instrument helps researchers understand the metabolome of the plant so they can identify the bio markers that say whether a variety will possess attributes that are valuable to farmers.

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Western Innovator: Guarding plants against sneak attacks
Western Innovator: Guarding plants against sneak attacks
Cindy Cooper, plants services program manager at Washington State Department of Agriculture
Cause of Edwall grain elevator collapse unknown
Cause of Edwall grain elevator collapse unknown
Investigators are trying to determine why the wheat elevator gave way.
Washington’s wolves multiply, but stay bunched up
Washington’s wolves multiply, but stay bunched up
Washington now has 115 wolves, up 28 percent from last year, but not much closer to recovery
Little Goose navigation lock repairs delayed another week
Repairs at the Little Goose Dam navigation lock, originally delayed from March 20 to March 27, have now been pushed back another week. Randy Olstad, general manager of Columbia Grain, says the additional delay is fine as long as the U.S. Army Corps of...
WDFW reply to sharp email on wolves causes flap
WDFW reply to sharp email on wolves causes flap
Washington wolf email flap
WDFW floats new way to count wolf attacks
WDFW floats new way to count wolf attacks
WDFW floats new way of counting wolf depredations
Washington governor declares state of emergency for 28 counties
Winter storms from Jan. 30 through Feb. 22 produced high winds, heavy snowfall, ice accumulation and significant rainfall.
Apple commission plans to boost overseas promotions
Apple commission plans to boost overseas promotions
Reallocating dollars and encouraging shippers to use the Washington apple logo more overseas to build brand identity are two ways the Washington Apple Commission is trying to heighten promotions in an increasingly competitive global market.
Wildlife Services says it’s working to avoid future wolf harm
Wildlife Services says it’s working to avoid future wolf harm
Activists are harshly critical of the M-44 cyanide devices, which they say are extremely dangerous and kill indiscriminately.
Wheat farmers seek ways to wait out low prices
Wheat farmers seek ways to wait out low prices
Pacific Northwest farmers diversify to deal with wheat prices that are a dollar or more below the cost of production.

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