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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

Cap and trade passes Oregon House after marathon debate

Oregon is one vote away from becoming the second state after California to implement a cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

Wedge wolfpack attacks livestock in NE Washington

A northeast Washington wolfpack killed a cow last week in northern Stevens County, the first confirmed wolf attack on livestock in Washingt… Read more

Skagit elk plan seeks to pre-empt damage

Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife will pre-emptively issue farmers permits to kill elk damaging property in eastern Skagit Count… Read more

Researchers use tiny wasp to control stinkbugs

A new study by Oregon State University describes how farmers can integrate the samurai wasp as part of an overall pest management strategy for controlling the brown marmorated stinkbug. Read more

Christmas tree checkoff supporters prevail in referendum

Supporters of a national checkoff program aimed at promoting real Christmas trees have prevailed in another hard-fought referendum against … Read more

WSU Extension posts suicide-prevention website

A Washington State University Extension office has created a bilingual website mandated by state lawmakers and pushed forward by the belief… 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

Pronghorn plan to consider ranchers, farmers

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife may have a pronghorn antelope management plan ready for public review by late fall or winter. Ranchers are wary of over population affecting fencing, grazing leases and wheat fields. Read more

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