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Roza District likely to turn water on again June 1
Roza District likely to turn water on again June 1
It looks like Washington's Roza Irrigation District will begin providing water to farmers again on June 1 but a possible May 29 water forecast update could delay that.

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Apples to flow between U.S., China
Apples to flow between U.S., China
It likely will take time to reach any volume, but greater trade of apples between the U.S. and China is being allowed after years of efforts.
New ag director moves over from Ecology Department
New ag director moves over from Ecology Department
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has chosen a new agricuture director from the state Ecology Department.
Wolf advisory group seeks common ground
Wolf advisory group seeks common ground
Consultant Francine Madden worked to help Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's wolf advisory group overcome deep-rooted conflict between different groups during a Spokane meeting.
Inslee taps water official to lead WSDA
Washigton governor appoints state Department of Ecology official Derek Sandison as director of the Department of Agriculture.
Moisture needed for Washington wheat crop, grain commission says
Moisture needed for Washington wheat crop, grain commission says
Moisture will be critical for the Washington wheat crop in the weeks ahead, Washington Grain Commission industry representatives say.
White House bee report resembles state findings
White House bee report resembles state findings
Key elements of White House's plan to promote honeybee health mirrors recommendations by a Washington state study group.
Ranchers to address wolf advisory group during closed tour
Ranchers to address wolf advisory group during closed tour
Several ranchers will speak to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's wolf advisory group during a tour that's closed to the public.
Study: Passions high on all sides in wolf debate
Study: Passions high on all sides in wolf debate
A consultant interviewed more than 90 people and found ranchers and environmentalists have some things in common, such as fear and suspicion.
Roza District keeps looking for water; forecast drops
Summer water supply in Washington's Yakima Basin is now forecast at 44 percent of normal because of drought. A major irrigation district continues its quest for water to lease.
Governor candidate has agriculture background
Governor candidate has agriculture background
An international trade consultant and Port of Seattle commissioner has announced his candidacy for Washington governor.