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Study launched on restoring salmon runs to upper Columbia
Salmon runs on the upper Columbia and its tributaries were blocked first by Grand Coulee Dam, which was built in the 1930s, and later by Chief Joseph Dam.

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Washington cattlemen pan statewide water fee
The Senate Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on a bill to assess parcels a fee to fund water projects.
House panel hears from ag reps on carbon tax
House panel hears from ag reps on carbon tax
House Evironment Commitee holds hearing on bill to cap and tax carbon emissions.
Washington lawmakers: Don’t let farmland become wetlands
Washington lawmakers: Don’t let farmland become wetlands
Senate and House committees held hearings on bills to bar farmland from being turned into wetlands.
Teams show off potato peeling skills
Teams show off potato peeling skills
The Washington-Oregon Potato Conference kicked off its Jan. 27-29 run in Kennewick, Wash., with the first annual potato peel-off.
Inslee’s cap-and-trade plan makes polluters pay
A question-and-answer feature on Washington state's climate change legislation.
‘Dryland’ makes waves across region
‘Dryland’ makes waves across region
The agriculture-themed documentary, "Dryland," about two Lind, Wash., farmers coming of age, screens Feb. 6 at the Spokane International Film Festival. That's one of the latest stops for the film around the Pacific Northwest.
WSDA lifts bird flu quarantine in Benton, Franklin counties
WSDA lifts bird flu quarantine in Benton, Franklin counties
Washington Department of Agriculture lifts a quarantine placed around two premises in Benton and Franklin counties, where backyard flocks were infected by bird flu.
CPOW founder assumes presidency
CPOW founder assumes presidency
Moses Lake, Wash., rancher Lee Englehardt, a founder of the Cattle Producers of Washington, has returned to the group as its president.
U.S., China open doors to apple trade
U.S., China open doors to apple trade
The U.S. apple industry has gained what it's wanted for 20 years, full varietal access into China. And China also gets into the U.S. with its apples, something it's wanted for 17 years.
Ecology to check streams in E. Washington
Washington Department of Ecology staff plan to assess Eastern Washington streams in March. The department holds several workshops this week with growers.