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Wheat-and-Corn--Down-Slightly Wheat and Corn Down Slightly

Wheat and corn futures were down slightly on Friday.

Spud-Fun Spud Fun

Which country is the largest potato producer?

Regional-Weekly-Hay-Report Regional Weekly Hay Report

Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

Winerys Invariably Begin As Dreams

There is a common as the thread I travel the Northwest and meet winemakers; I invariably hear “it’s been a dream”. Unlike so many of us in our daily grind, winemaking seems a fulfillment, even an artistic endeavor and it’s always fun for me to hear how a winery gots it’s name or the inspiration for a label

Bumble-Bee-to-Be-Protected Bumble Bee to Be Protected

The rusty patched bumble bee is one step closer to becoming the first bee in the United States to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.Its range has shrunk by 92 percent since the 1990s, a major reason that the Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list it as endangered.

EPA-Hears-More-about-What-s-Upstream EPA Hears More about What's Upstream

ON Tuesday Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), led a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting an update on the agency’s review of the anti-farmer “What’s Upstream” campaign in Washington State.. The letter requests an update on the agency’s progress assembling facts and enacting reforms to ensure appropriated funds are not being used in contravention of the law.

New-Senate-Bills-to-Address-Continued-Abuse-of-the-Antiquities-Act New Senate Bills to Address Continued Abuse of the Antiquities Act

Yesterday two bills were introduced in the U.S. Senate that would address the deficiencies in the Antiquities Act of 1906 that has been used by President Obama to lock away millions of acres across the country.

Preventing-Soil-Erosion Preventing Soil Erosion

Leaving behind stubble is not ideal when shaving, but it’s a good practice to leave behind crop “stubble” after harvest.


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Grey Wolf Recovery

The gray wolf is clearly recovered, but remains listed as endangered in the majority of Washington State and across the U.S. This latest Congressional Western Caucus video highlights the recovery of the gray wolf in Washington’s 4th congressional district,
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1/7 - 1/17, Western National Stock Show, Denver CO
1/17 - 1/19, Washington Hay Growers Convention, Kennewick, WA
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