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State funding moves Connell rail project forward
State funding moves Connell rail project forward
$10 million in state funding will help clear up a railroad pinchpoint that affects agricultural traffic in Eastern Washington, project supporters say.

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Cranberry harvest hinges on fall rain
Cranberry harvest hinges on fall rain
Washington cranberry growers are enjoying the sunshine, but keepin their fingers crossed that rain is coming.
Identifying grapevine fungus may help fight disease
Identifying grapevine fungus may help fight disease
A master's degree graduate at Washington State University has been instrumental in identifying more fungal species that cause grapevine trunk disease.
Washington agriculture weighs impacts of piece-rate court ruling
Washington agriculture weighs impacts of piece-rate court ruling
Washington's tree fruit industry and other labor-intensive agriculture are grappling with a state Supreme Court ruling requiring piece-rate workers be paid separately for rest breaks. The industry fears civil litigation may make it retroactive, costing...
Irrigation ends in some Yakima tributaries
Irrigation ends in some Yakima tributaries
Water for some pre-statehood water right holders in two Yakima River tributaries is curtailed because of drought. Likely means no crop for some apple orchards.
Washington DOE warns westside irrigators of pending shut off
Washington DOE warns westside irrigators of pending shut off
The Washington Department of Ecology has warned more than 90 irrigators in southwest Washington that the are likely to be shut off from the Chehalis River.
Wildfire near Walla Walla continues to burn
Wildfire near Walla Walla continues to burn
The wildfire has scorched more than 9 square miles of grass, shrubs and timber about 10 miles east of the city of 60,000 people.
WDFW: One more kill will put Dirty Shirt wolves at risk
WDFW: One more kill will put Dirty Shirt wolves at risk
A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife official says ranchers will be offered a permit to shoot up to two wolves if any more livestock is killed by the Dirty Shirt pack in Stevens County.
Soil health company showcases new rotation crops
Soil health company showcases new rotation crops
Reardan, Wash., soil research company Rhizoterra Inc. showcases new crops and technology during its field day.
WSDA extends battle against blackleg to E. Washington
WSDA extends battle against blackleg to E. Washington
Washington State Department of Agriculture has issued an emergency rule to ensure crucifer seeds planted in Eastern Washington are free of blackleg.
WSDA levies maximum fine for pesticides drifting over school
The Wahington State Department of Agriculture has levied the maximum penalties against a pesticide applicator in a drift incident that sickened three people at a school.