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WDFW to judge: Don't expand ban on shooting wolves

Wolves roaming over 2,700 square miles in northeast Washington would be shielded from lethal removal if a judge broadens an injunction agai… Read more

'Adjacent' aquifers debated before Oregon Court of Appeals

Several Klamath Basin irrigators want the Oregon Court of Appeals to curtail water regulators’ authority to shut down groundwater pumping f… Read more

Washington Farm Bureau raps L&I's family definition

TUMWATER, Wash. — Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries will take comments until the end of August on pesticide-handling rules, i… Read more

Blueberry grower challenges mandated 50% pay increase

A major Washington fruit company is suing the U.S. Department of Labor over the department ordering a 50% increase in blueberry picker wages. Read more

Tillamook creamery vows to "aggressively defend" against lawsuit

The Tillamook County Creamery Association has vowed to “aggressively defend” against an animal rights lawsuit that claims the company decei… Read more

Hemp industry awaits new USDA rules

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., addressed the state of the hemp industry as part of a panel discussion Aug. 19 at the Western U.S. Hemp Growers Conference & Expo in Portland, along with Courtney Moran, president of the Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers Association, and Sunny Summers, cannabis policy coordinator for the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Read more

Washington wolf advocates ask court to expand injunction

Wolf advocates moved Monday to bar the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife from killing wolves in the Kettle River Range of Ferry Co… Read more

What happens when GMO wheat is discovered?

APHIS spokesman: 291 interviews were conducted during the 2013 investigation of GMO discovery. Read more

Togo wolfpack attacks more calves

The Togo wolfpack in northeast Washington has killed one calf and injured two others since Fish and Wildlife decided to shoot the pack's tw… Read more

Group challenges alternative 'meat' claims

The organization contends plant-based alternative meats are heavily processed and contain a host of undesirable ingredients. Read more

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