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Army Corps holds up permits for some irrigators
Army Corps holds up permits for some irrigators
Tree fruit crop loss will be substantial if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers doesn't quickly approve permits for irrigators to get water in parts of the Columbia River lowered due to a crack in Wanapum Dam, the state director of Agriculture says.

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Farmers sign on to Odessa water project
Farmers in Eastern Washington are preparing to spend $48 million to bring water from the Columbia River to their farms, replacing water from the declining aquifer. Construction is expected to begin this summer, says Darryll Olsen, with the Columbia-Snake...
WSU expert helps ranchers avoid pollution problems
WSU expert helps ranchers avoid pollution problems
Washington State University Extension expert Stephen Van Vleet in Colfax, Wash., is working with ranchers concerned about the state Department of Ecology considering them presenting a possible pollution risk. Van Vleet advises farmers, and the agency, to...
Agriculture may contribute to air pollution, state says
Agricultural ammonia and nitrogen from vehicles in certain weather conditions are believed to be causing high nitrate levels that can be harmful near Yakima, Wash. Farm fertilizers and dairies might be sources of the ammonia.
Central Washington nursery sells its last trees
Central Washington nursery sells its last trees
One of Central Washington's fruit tree nurseries is closing its doors after more than half a century in business.
At mouth of Elwha River, new beaches taking shape
The sediment released by the removal of the dam has built up so much at the river’s mouth that areas that were underwater before the dams were removed are now land for hikers.
Washington State Fair building destroyed by fire
Fair spokeswoman Karen LaFlamme says no one was inside Evergreen Hall when it caught fire and no one was injured. It apparently started in a food concession area.
Inslee seeks farm disaster aid for mudslide
Gov. Jay Inslee says the declaration could provide emergency low-interest loans and other help to cover losses of farm property or production in the county where the mudslide occurred, as well as neighboring counties.
Irrigators get new water source
A project saving water for salmon is giving a small group of landowners near Cowiche and Tieton, Wash., a new source of irrigation water.
WSU puts decision-making tools online for farmers
Online tools from Washington State University will help farmers access research information to make grain variety selections and manage nitrogen fertilizer. Drew Lyon, leader of the WSU Extension Small Grains research team, welcomes grower feedback.
Hastings issues subpoena for bladderpod science
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service documents related to its decision to list the White Bluffs bladderpod as a threatened species are the subject of a House Natural Resources Committee subpoena.