Transparency, education focus of dairy tour
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Transparency, education focus of dairy tour
A local dairyman opens up his family farm to the media with a new mind-set that transparency is key to consumer trust.

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Transparency, education focus of dairy tour
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Ag Sectors

Transparency, education focus of dairy tour
A local dairyman opens up his family farm to the media with a new mind-set that transparency is key to consumer trust.
Rain washes away ‘extreme’ drought in W. Washington
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Rancher, environmentalists make tentative pact on wolves
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Ranchers criticize forest management, firefighting tactics

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Nursery woman adds retail, mail order to wholesale business
Whitman Farms specializes in hard-to-find trees and shrubs, including many varieties of currants.
Nursery grows its own natural, edible plants
Owners of Rock Bottom Ranch Koi & Nursery in Bonanza, Ore., focus on hardy native plants for rugged Great Basin, high-desert conditions.
Nursery part of grower-owned cooperative
Nurseries offer drought-resistant alternatives
Employees own this unique operation