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An Okanogan County rancher who shot and killed a wolf as it approached three newborn calves was promptly cleared by Washington Fish and Wildlife investigators, according to records released Tuesday.

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency Monday in 24 watersheds, making public agencies in about half the state eligible for drought-relief grants.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The gray wolf is on track for a remarkable comeback after being almost exterminated in the contiguous United States, but a Trump administration proposal to take the iconic s…

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A drive through Oregon’s Willamette Valley will quickly convince any Midwesterner that agriculture in the Pacific Northwest is far different from the Corn Belt.

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The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed with the Washington Farm Bureau and other industry groups that the Obama EPA was wrong to reject water-quality standards developed by the state D…

Three workshops in Washington state next week will help farmers adhere to produce safety guidelines under the federal Food Safety Modernization Act.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans to spray a biological pesticide from a low-flying airplane over a total of 1,706 acres to kill gypsy moth caterpillars in King, Kitsap and …

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OLYMPIA — A proposal to protect eroding farmland in southwest Washington by taking gravel from the Lower Satsop River in Grays Harbor County was vetoed May 8 by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Irrigation districts in the Yakima Basin, Wenatchee River and Okanogan and Methow rivers likely will deal with shortened water supply in late summer because of drought or near-drought conditions.

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Wolves should be taken off the federal endangered species list in Washington, according to state Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind.

Five climate-change bills signed Tuesday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will mandate renewable power, subsidize electric vehicles, require buildings to be remodeled and dictate how energy air c…

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SILVERDALE, Wash. — About 80 million acres of national forests are ripe for burning up, so the U.S. Forest Service will have to be smart about picking which ones to thin, the agency’s chief, V…

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OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Friday loosening restrictions on growing and processing hemp, though farmers still will need to buy a license from the state and submit harve…

Getting stuck overnight at the Denver, Colo., airport due to weather delays during a trip to Washington, D.C., was more than a unique team-building exercise for the Washington state FFA officers.

Thieves in Eastern Washington stole about $90,000 worth of GPS units from farm equipment last month, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office says.

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OLYMPIA — More work needs to be done before estimating Washington’s wolf population, a University of Washington biologist said April 24, pulling back on a remark he made in January that there …

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Eastern Washington ranchers could be enlisted to help kill problem wolves, according to a state Department of Fish and Wildlife memo presenting ideas for deterring attacks on livestock in a re…

OLYMPIA — Washington lawmakers have approved a new committee with a wide-ranging mandate to review how farms spray pesticides and to investigate cases of pesticide exposure.

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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 Washington, according to a deal between the state Fish …

OLYMPIA — Washington lawmakers have raised fees to save the Department of Agriculture's brand program, settling for now an issue that divided the cattle industry for two years.

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Blue tomatoes! Mild habanero peppers! Never heard of such things? That’s the point, says Washington State University Extension agricultural specialist Justin O’Dea. They’re …

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OLYMPIA — Pilot projects to remove river gravel to keep farmland from washing away have surfaced in legislation to help orcas, raising concerns from environmental groups that make passing the …

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OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife can’t act independently of Indian tribes to shoot elk on farmland in Skagit County, agency leaders said Saturday.

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Forecasts of low summer streamflows and an outlook for dry warm weather has prompted Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to declare droughts in the Yakima, Okanogan and Methow drainages.

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OLYMPIA — Washington Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind said he will direct wildlife managers to “err on the side” of chasing and killing cougars that are causing problems.

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Washington’s confirmed wolf population grew slowly in 2018, but wolves are continuing to recolonize the state by increasingly moving west, a state Fish and Wildlife official says.

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife should more freely issue kill permits to elk-bedeviled farmers and ranchers in eastern Skagit County, according to county commissioners.

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OLYMPIA — Wolves in northeast Washington could be managed differently than in other parts of the state under a bill endorsed Tuesday by the Senate agriculture committee.

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Washington snowpack dropped to 80% of normal on April 1. Some farmland could be short irrigation water this summer unless there’s a lot more precipitation soon and temperatures don’t rise too fast.