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FFA members focus on future at career fair
FFA members focus on future at career fair
Washington FFA members check out possible career options during the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum.

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Washington lawmaker aims for bipartisan minimum wage bill
Washington lawmaker aims for bipartisan minimum wage bill
Washington senator proposes a compromise on the state's minimum wage.
Douglas offers alternative viewpoint on global warming
Douglas offers alternative viewpoint on global warming
Aweather expert says other factors must also be considered when studying global warming.
Weatherman: Warmer, wetter spring and summer ahead
Weatherman: Warmer, wetter spring and summer ahead
Art Douglas of Creighton University and a fixture at the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum, predicts warmer and wetter weather for the region in the coming months.
Washington ecology: Don’t make us name informants
Washington ecology: Don’t make us name informants
Senate bill would require the Washington Department of Ecology to reveal names of people who report that farmers or ranchers are polluting water.
Snow hampers tree-fruit pruning in Washington state
Snow hampers tree-fruit pruning in Washington state
It's not a huge problem, but Central Washington orchards, particularly in the north and higher elevations, have dealt with more snow as they push to get winter pruning done.
Washington crude oil rules spill over to vegetable oil
Washington crude oil rules spill over to vegetable oil
A move to regulate rail tankers hauling crude oil could mean more rules for transporting vegetable oil.
Rain threatens low-elevation snowpack
Rain threatens low-elevation snowpack
Washington's mountain snowpack is in relatively good shape but rain is saturating it at lower elevations which threatens its duration for early irrigation.
Groups seek public, private dollars for farmworker housing
Groups seek public, private dollars for farmworker housing
Washington Growers League, in Yakima, is looking at greater grower financing for farmworker housing, and the League and other groups continue to look for public and private funding for the same.
Runaway pony could change Washington law
The bill changes the current law so that a family, if deemed suitable by the appropriate agency, could keep an animal pending a search for its owner.
Environmentalists blast House dairy bill over lawsuits
Environmentalists blast House dairy bill over lawsuits
Environmental groups hammered a House bill that would strengthen state oversight of Washington dairies, while blocking federal lawsuits against farmers.

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