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Profanity Peak pack reaches three confirmed kills, three probable
Profanity Peak pack reaches three confirmed kills, three probable
The Profanity Peak wolf pack in Eastern Washington is up to three confirmed livestock kills and three probable depredations. The state begins considering killing problem wolves in the pack at four confirmed kills.

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Stripe rust pressure ‘severe’ in Northwest wheat, expert says
Stripe rust pressure ‘severe’ in Northwest wheat, expert says
USDA researcher Xianming Chen says it's a severe year for stripe rust.
WDFW: Bald eagles soar, can come off state list
WDFW: Bald eagles soar, can come off state list
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that bald eagles are soaring and no longer need to be on the state-protected list.
Rain, temperatures increase falling number concerns
Rain, temperatures increase falling number concerns
Weather conditions have USDA Agricultural Research Service research plant molecular geneticist Camille Steber concerned about falling number potential across the Pacific Northwest.
Tax breaks for mint processors, tractor buyers under scrutiny
Tax breaks for mint processors, tractor buyers under scrutiny
Washington Lawmakers should end a tax break that benefits the mint oil industry and review one that lowers the cost of farm equipment, according to legislative auditors.
Washington slaughterhouse recalls hogs
Washington slaughterhouse recalls hogs
A Western Washington slaughterhouse has again recalled whole hogs because of salmonella.
Wheat industry expect average protein levels in this year’s crop
Wheat industry expect average protein levels in this year’s crop
As harvest continues, Pacific Northwest farmers are worried about price discounts for high protein soft white wheat.
Vandals use fireworks to hassle goats
An Edwall, Wash., sheep rancher says vandals let 240 of his goats out in Issaquah, Wash.
Washington tribe joins legal challenge over modified salmon
The tribe says it is worried the genetically modified salmon can escape and harm wild salmon runs.
Washington projects pollution-control costs for dairies
Washington projects pollution-control costs for dairies
The Washington Department of Ecology's estimate of how much new pollution-control rules will cost dairies lowballs the true cost, according to an industry representative.
WSU shows off barley lines to farmers, maltsters
WSU shows off barley lines to farmers, maltsters
Washington State University field day brings farmers, brewers and maltsters together to learn about future malting barley varieties.

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