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Three Washington tree fruit companies are seeking a preliminary injunction to halt a federally-mandated wage increase from the same judge who granted one in a blueberry case.

How many opponents of North Cascades grizzly bear restoration attend an Oct. 7 public meeting could be key in deciding plan’s fate.

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U.S. cranberry growers expect to reap another large crop and as an unwelcome result start rebuilding a price-depressing surplus the industry spent the past two years reducing.

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host three online forums on wolves to substitute for 14 open houses the department canceled because it feared they would be disrupted.

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Washington’s licensed food processors could lose points off inspection scores if caught adding cannabidiol to their products, state regulators say, adding that hemp’s hottest product has not b…

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A critical navigation lock at the mighty Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River has shut down because of cracked concrete, meaning huge barges that transport millions of to…

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A Central Washington sheriff has sworn in hound handlers to pursue cougars and black bears, saying he expects his office to be quicker and more aggressive in responding to dangerous animals th…

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The Grouse Flats wolfpack killed a calf in Garfield County, Washington Fish and Wildlife said Monday, becoming the first pack in southeast Washington to attack enough livestock to be a candida…

The Togo wolfpack has attacked another calf in the Kettle River Range, the fifth confirmed depredation on cattle since the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced plans nearly a m…

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Proponents of a plan to split Washington into two states held a meeting in Moses Lake that organizers called an attempt to clear up misconceptions about the movement.

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Three more months may pass before researchers can report whether wolves occupy the South Cascades, a University of Washington scientist said Wednesday.

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New detections of the lethal phylloxera pest in vineyards in Washington’s Walla Walla region are raising concerns about costlier management practices and potential rootstock replacements.

OLYMPIA — New rules for selling cattle in Washington are scheduled to take effect in October, hiking fees and nudging producers into using USDA-approved radio-frequency identification tags.

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A leading produce association believes the new U.S.-Japan trade deal will help fruits, vegetables and nuts but details are not yet known.

A Washington State University agricultural weather service is reorganizing staff and expanding weather stations following a vacanies in staffing.

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OLYMPIA — Labor and grower representatives last week adopted a wide-ranging charter to study how foreign and American farmworkers are recruited and treated in Washington.

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The Togo wolfpack killed another calf on a Forest Service grazing allotment in the Kettle River Range, Washington Fish and Wildlife confirmed Friday, but the department has put on hold plans t…

A type of destructive gypsy moth never before detected in the U.S. was trapped in Snohomish County in Western Washington, state Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Karla Salp said Friday

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Wolves roaming over 2,700 square miles in northeast Washington would be shielded from lethal removal if a judge broadens an injunction against killing wolves in the Kettle River Range, accordi…

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TUMWATER, Wash. — Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries will take comments until the end of August on pesticide-handling rules, including whether all regulations should apply to a fa…

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Wolf advocates moved Monday to bar the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife from killing wolves in the Kettle River Range of Ferry County, this summer’s hot spot for conflicts between wo…

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The Togo wolfpack in northeast Washington has killed one calf and injured two others since Fish and Wildlife decided to shoot the pack's two wolves, the department said Friday.

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SEATTLE — A judge on Friday barred the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife from killing the only wolf left in the OPT pack in the Kettle River Ridge, a ruling that came shortly after th…

Irrigators say this year’s drought in Central Washington has been far less than it might have been and far less than the 2015 drought because of mild temperatures and rain.

The promotional arm of the Northwest fresh pear industry plans to spend $2 million in USDA tariff relief in the next two years for promotions in Mexico, Canada, India and the UAE.

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Commercial egg farms in Oregon and Washington are primed to invest millions of dollars retrofitting chicken coops after each state passed laws requiring cage-free hens by 2024.

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Washington's drought retreated slightly over the previous week, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday, and federal climatologists said they're less confident fall will be warmer than average.

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No dairy has electronically reported small, private sales of cattle in the past two years, according to a Washington Department of Agriculture report, leaving a weakness in the state’s ability…

COLFAX, Wash. — The first time Bill Myers  celebrated the special barley variety he grows, it drew 20 people, including the crew.

Apples genetically modified to prevent browning when sliced will be sold to the food service industry for the first time this season, the Canadian producer says.

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Two pups and one adult in the OPT wolfpack in northeast Washington have been lethally removed, Fish and Wildlife reported Tuesday.