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CPOW plans 10th annual meeting
The Cattle Producers of Washington hold their annual meeting Oct. 31 in Airway Heights, Wash.

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Ranchers question value of wolf study
Ranchers question value of wolf study
Washington State University large carnivore laboratory director Rob Wielgus hopes more ranchers will cooperate with his study into wolf and livestock conflicts. But regional ranchers are questioning the value of his research, saying they already know how...
Republican ranchers square off in congressional race
Republican ranchers square off in congressional race
For the first time in 20 years there's a close race in Washington's 4th Congressional District and it's between two Republican ranchers.
Citizens panel weighs in on tax breaks for Washington food processors
A Washington citizens commission urged lawmakers to find ways to measure whether tax breaks for food processors benefit workers.
Irrigators, state launch water improvements
Irrigators, state launch water improvements
The Methow Valley Irrigation District and Washington Department of Ecology are improving river flows for fish and the district and town of Twisp are more certain of water with a project that ends years of disputes.
Conference focuses on small farms
Spokane's small farms conference returns, called Farm-A-Palouse-A, Nov. 1. The annual event doubled its offerings in effort to convey information to small farmers, says Spokane Conservation District outreach specialist Erica VanNatta
FSA helps farmers understand new risk management tools
FSA helps farmers understand new risk management tools
Farmers will want to learn more about new USDA Farm Service Agency insurance programs in the weeks ahead, says Judy Olson, executive director of the Washington office.
Wanted: People to advise Washington on wolves
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks members for its panel to advise the agency on wolf recovery.
Sheriff: No criminal negligence in corn-maze death
Witnesses said the teenager was dressed as a zombie when he emerged from his hiding place and ran toward a modified school bus carrying paintball players. Witnesses say he tripped and fell in front of the rear tires and got run over.
Onion growers grapple with proposed produce rule
Onion growers grapple with proposed produce rule
Oregon State University researchers have started new trials designed to help onion growers meet minimum standards for bacteria levels in irrigation water contained in the FDA's proposed produce safety rule.
Washington game managers criticized for wolf shooting
Washington game managers criticized for wolf shooting
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hosted a meeting in a Seattle suburb and heard the shooting of a wolf to protect sheep criticized.