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Tobacco virus found in Washington wine grapes
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Tobacco virus found in Washington wine grapes
A Washington State University virologist says mystery vineyard virus is first discovery of Tobacco Ringspot Virus in the Pacific Northwest.

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Military Airstrips Are Poisoning People’s Wells
Washington state’s plan to deal with the water supply problem is six years behind schedule.
WSDA picks projects for USDA money
WSDA picks projects for USDA money
Washington picks speciality crop projects for USDA funding
International pear group talks varieties, high-tech packing
International pear group talks varieties, high-tech packing
The Interpera Congress discussed pear varieties, high-tech pear sorting and sizing and related topics at a two-day meeting in a top pear region of the world, Washington’s Wenatchee Valley.
Agencies watch for first Western Washington wolfpack
Agencies watch for first Western Washington wolfpack
Wildlife officials watching to see whether Western Washington has its first wolfpack
California sets cherry record; big Washington crop rolling
California sets cherry record; big Washington crop rolling
California has set a new record of 9.7 million 18-pound boxes of cherries in a season just ending. The Pacific Northwest is just starting and could top its 23.2 million 20-pound box record of 2014.
Cattle ranchers sue to return country-of-origin labeling
A March 2016 decision by the Department of Agriculture allowed imported meat to be sold as U.S. products, the lawsuit says.
WDFW pins calf kill on Sherman pack, not Profanity Peak
WDFW pins calf kill on Sherman pack, not Profanity Peak
WDFW has blamed calf's death on the Sherman Pack, rather than the Profanity Peak pack
With contract signed, Sakuma CEO sees labor strife over
With contract signed, Sakuma CEO sees labor strife over
Union and Sakuma Brothers Farms moving forward with contract signed
Washington on alert for Japanese beetles after Oregon outbreak
Washington on alert for Japanese beetles after Oregon outbreak
WSDA steps up search for Japanese beetles, while ODA wraps up year one of eradication campaign
Montana hard cider company takes the top prize at competition
Montana hard cider company takes the top prize at competition
The fifth annual Portland International Cider Cup featured entries from more than 40 cideries from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.

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