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WinCo's frozen raspberries from Washington farm recalled

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Frozen red raspberries from a Washington state farm are being recalled across the western U.S. Read more

Rough California cherry season ends as PNW begins

California wraps up a tough cherry season while the Pacific Northwest, led by Washington, just gets rolling on a crop that so far is excellent. Read more

California's largest wildland fire started by hammer sparks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sparks from a hammer driving a metal stake into the ground ignited a 2018 blaze in Northern California that kille… Read more

California turns to military technology to help fight fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has a new level of cooperation with the Pentagon as it tries to avoid another deadly, destructive fire… Read more

California snowpack 202% of average for this time of year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The amount of snow blanketing the Sierra Nevada is even larger than the 2017 snowpack that pulled the state out of a f… Read more

Nation & World

India tariff hits apples, walnuts, almonds

India tariff increases, announced June 15, maybe the worst for Washington apple exports and California walnuts and less so for almonds. Read more

Ag, food groups urge USMCA ratification

Nearly 1,000 agricultural and food groups sent congressional leaders a letter, June 11, imploring them to switftly pass USMCA. Read more

Newhouse votes for dreamers

Washington Congressman Dan Newhouse was one of seven Republicans to join with Democrats to pass the Dream and Promise Act in the House. Read more

Ag Sectors

Oregon House approves ditch-cleaning bill over environmentalist complaints

Opposition from multiple environmental groups has failed to stop the Oregon House from approving a bill aimed at simplifying the state’s di… Read more

India tariff hits apples, walnuts, almonds

India tariff increases, announced June 15, maybe the worst for Washington apple exports and California walnuts and less so for almonds. Read more

WDFW buys another 5,000 acres in Klickitat County

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will buy another 5,088 acres of timber and grazing land in the Simcoe Mountains in south-central … Read more

Opinion

Letter: Salem births a mouse to save the world

In response to the 220-farmer June 14 letter “Climate change is here; we need bold solutions:” Climate change is not here, and no, we don’t… Read more

Letter: Why not feed carcasses to predators?

I've been subscribing to the Capital Press for several years now and the number of weeks that there hasn't been an article on wolves killin… Read more

Editorial: Crisis averted, but farmers need trade stability

The United States and Mexico reached a last-minute deal June 7 that prevented the imposition of new tariffs threatened by the Trump adminis… Read more

Upcoming Events

(Woodburn) Two Day Consigned Machinery Auction

Miscellaneous auctions happening every Tuesday at 9AM.  Read more

Crop Talk: Transitioning orchards and understanding tree fruit varieties

Tamiyasu Fruits will focus on transitioning orchards to organic and understanding tree fruit variet… Read more

Crop Talk: Dairy Sheep and NRCS Infrastructure Projects

This farm tour is hosted by Barbara Talley of The Bear and the Maiden Farm and will be focused on D… Read more

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