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WDFW, Skagit County make deal on elk

Farmers will be able to charge handpicked hunters for coming onto their land to shoot an elk in the the Upper Skagit Valley in northwest Wa… Read more

U.S.-Japan trade talks encourage wheat industry

Wheat industry representatives say they hope new trade talks between the U.S. and Japan will lead to an agreement that will restore certain… Read more

Lawsuit renews attack on grazing in Oregon national forest

Environmentalists are continuing their legal battle against grazing in Oregon’s Fremont-Winema National Forest with a lawsuit over federal … Read more

Robotic breakthrough

Automated apple pickers lead the way as orchardists seek to alleviate labor shortages Read more

Outdoor festival permit bill passes Oregon House

SALEM — Counties could require permits for outdoor mass gatherings to ensure they don’t interfere with agriculture under a bill unanimously… Read more

Washington lawmakers loosen truck weight rules during harvest

OLYMPIA — Truck drivers hauling crops will have some leeway before getting a ticket for exceeding weight limits, according to a bill passed… Read more

Eastern Oregon man justified in wolf shooting

A Baker County rancher was justified when he shot a juvenile wolf that was chasing his working dog March 12 near Halfway, according to authorities. Read more

Panel talks wine at Oregon tourism conference

A panel of winemakers spoke April 16 at the 2019 Oregon Governor's Conference on Tourism in Eugene. Read more

Washington dairy fire has silver lining

Fire claims a dairy milking parlor but the owners are fortunate enough to have plenty of help and moved 900 cows 60 miles north to an empty dairy that was pressed into service. Read more

Census points to contraction in U.S. dairy farms

All farms with milk cows declined more than 10,000 in latest Census of Agriculture. Read more

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