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Weather pushes wine grape harvest
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Weather pushes wine grape harvest
Wine grape harvest is probably 80 to 90 percent done in Washington but vineyards still picking are busy trying to beat forecasts of rain and colder temperatures. Washington’s harvest appears relatively normal compared with Idaho seeing freeze...

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WSDA seeks study on dairy manure use
WSDA seeks study on whether to regulate all manure applications, not just ones on dairies
Washington hemp pioneer has crop, but needs market
Washington hemp pioneer has crop, but needs market
After one summer, Washington's industry already at a crossroad
Australian researcher to discuss dryland wheat farming
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Washington Farm Bureau: Nixing coal dock bad omen
Washington Farm Bureau: Nixing coal dock bad omen
Washngton Farm Bureau CEO criticizes Ecology's stance on exporting coal
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Agri Aide fined 105K for alleged ag worker hiring violations
State officials have fined an agriculture company in Othello $105,000 for allegedly violating required conditions in hiring farm workers

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