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The elk damaging farms and ranches in eastern Skagit County also are trampling school grounds and potentially putting students in harm's way, two school chiefs say.

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LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The way dams and storage reservoirs on the Columbia River and its tributaries are managed could change dramatically in a short five years if negotiators from the United …

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gray wolves in the U.S. would be stripped of federal protection and subject to hunting and trapping in more states under a proposal released Thursday that declares the p…

Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers received the Distinguished Alumni Medallion Award from 4-H during the 10th Anniversary Legacy Award Gala March 12 in Washington D.C.

OLYMPIA — Nearly identical hemp bills have passed the Senate and House, giving Washington farmers the chance to catch up with growers in some other states.

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OLYMPIA — Senate Democrats passed a bill Wednesday to allow the Employment Security Department to tax farms that hire foreign workers, legislation that some Republicans said continues a patter…

Washington state’s congressional delegation wants the U.S. to push for better apple access to Japan when trade negotiations start soon. Washington produces about 67 percent of U.S. apples and …

OLYMPIA — Washington’s much discussed, cussed and litigated wolf policy would apply to the western two-thirds of the state if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service takes gray wolves off the endan…

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BELLEVUE, Wash. — Farmers at the 117th anniversary convention of the National Farmers Union this week had the same worry as the ones who attended the organization’s first gathering more than a…

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Washington snowpack fell slightly from Feb. 25 to March 4 but basically is holding steady. It is being helped by cold temperatures but could drop quickly if temperatures warm and there’s not m…

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OLYMPIA — The Senate Ways and Means Committee has endorsed new fees for Washington farmers who hire H-2A foreign guestworkers, passing a bill that has drawn more vocal opposition from agricult…

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OLYMPIA — Washington lawmakers and the state Department of Agriculture are taking down barriers to growing hemp in time for spring planting, though how much farmers will pay in the future for …

OLYMPIA — Three Washington ranching groups on Monday endorsed raising a slate of fees to stop the state Department of Agriculture from shutting down its brand-inspection program.

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Joe Parypa, noted auctioneer and co-owner of the Chehalis Livestock Market in southwest Washington, died Feb. 21 at a Tacoma hospital, 12 days after he was struck by a bull. He was 63.

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A team of Washington State University researchers is hoping to take a bite out of the gluten-free market by creating a variety of wheat with disease-fighting enymzes bake…

Justin Webb, executive director of the Foundation for Wildlife Management in Ponderay, Idaho, will speak to the Spokane County Citizens Alliance for Property Rights at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the…

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RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surr…

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OLYMPIA — Under a bill introduced Tuesday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife would have a little over a year to decide whether wolves are in the state to stay.

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Owners of 13 to 15 dairies near Sunnyside, Wash., deal with about $4 million in direct loss of dead cows from a blizzard, not counting lost milk production.

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and a Texas colleague joined several dreamer advocacy groups in a press conference, Feb. 13, pushing for legislative action to legalize people who came to the …

Farmers will have a chance to help the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service identify funding priorities during an upcoming series of meetings.

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OLYMPIA — A new fee on foreign labor advocated by the Washington Employment Security Department and labor activists will worsen a worker shortage and leave more crops unharvested, two farmers …

Summary: A bill to improve water management and supply in the Yakima Basin has been introduced in the U.S. House while a companion measure moves in the Senate.

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OLYMPIA — Washington’s cattle industry has yet to agree on a plan to sustain brand inspections, a program that’s heading toward a million-dollar deficit and might be closed down, according to …

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A rancher has reported the shooting of a wolf chasing cattle Monday evening in Adams County in Eastern Washington, an area where there are no known wolfpacks.

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OLYMPIA — An Eastern Washington legislator has introduced a bill to release wolves on a Puget Sound island, mocking a proposal to prohibit the state Department of Fish and Wildlife from killin…

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OLYMPIA — Washington farmers are pushing back against a proposal by the state Employment Security Department to collect new fees from growers and hire 14 new employees to beef up state oversig…