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Wild duck, captive falcon infected with bird flu in Washington
Wild duck, captive falcon infected with bird flu in Washington
Officals say avian flu has been found in Washington state. Ten British Columbia poultry farms have been infected with a highly contagious strain of avian influenza.

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Apple commission mulls tough year
Apple commission mulls tough year
It's a tough year for Washington apples. The Washington Apple Commission is working to build export demand. Oversupply could end up as livestock feed.
WSU study: Yakima Basin projects don’t pencil out
WSU study: Yakima Basin projects don’t pencil out
Washington State University study concludes cost of building water storage in Yakima Basin would exceed economic benefits.
Registration opens for Organicology 2015 in Portland
The annual event in Portland attracts organic producers, retailers and others.
Apple industry interested in changing labor law
Apple industry interested in changing labor law
Absorbing tens of millions of dollars in losses weekly from a West Coast longshoremen's work slow down, the Washington apple industry is interested in curbing union power.
Rain above average, but snow lagging in Washington, Oregon
Snowpacks are inadequate in Oregon and Washington but Idaho has fared better so far.
Action needed soon on immigration, McMorris Rodgers says
Action needed soon on immigration, McMorris Rodgers says
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., says immigration solutions must come early next year,
Wimmer is new president for Far West
Wimmer is new president for Far West
Tom Wimmer, business manager with Marion Ag Service, Inc., in St. Paul, Ore., is the new president of the Far West Agribusiness Association.
Washington Parks proposes farmers pay to use trails
Washington Parks proposes farmers pay to use trails
The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission iis working on a policy setting fees and terms for when farmers can use long-distance trails otherwise off-limits to motorized vehicles.
Mexican growers allege Washington apple dumping
Mexican growers allege Washington apple dumping
Washington apple growers are responding to allegations made by Mexican apple growers that they are sending apples to Mexico at below-market prices.
First wolf attack reported in Whitman County
First wolf attack reported in Whitman County
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to collar wolves and is reaching out to ranchers in the Lamont, Wash., area after a four-and-a-half-year-old ewe was killed Dec. 5