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Bacteria Resistance to Antibiotics Examined, Money for Renewable Energy

  • President Barack Obama signed an executive order announced Thursday calling for a five-year plan to track highly resistant bacterial infections.

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California Declares State of Emergency, Russian Meat Association in Trouble

  • California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency late Wednesday, freeing up money to fight a massive wildfire that continues to burn out of control north of Pollock Pines as well as a fire near the Oregon-California border.

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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Cases Down, Idaho Town Won’t Kill Wolves

  • The number of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus cases is dropping according to reports from American and Canadian producers.

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Beef Checkoff Under Scrutiny, Departments of Agriculture Examining Tax Code

  • The United States Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging USDA to review and rewrite the Beef Checkoff.

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Kharpa Beetle Comes Through Atlanta Airport, Idaho Sees Virus Numbers Rise

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport recently intercepted the insect described as the world’s most destructive insect pest of grain products and seeds.

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Study on Pesticides Show Concern for Aquatic Life, Sausage Recall for Milk

  • The U.S. Geological Survey claims a 20-year study shows levels of pesticides continue to be a concern for aquatic life in many of the nation’s rivers and streams in agricultural and urban areas.

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Rail Industry Questioned, Kids Eat Too Much Sodium

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell questioned a top rail industry executive whether railroads are investing enough in infrastructure as increasing delays in freight rail traffic have impacted shipments of goods nationwide, and recently forced a Washington state agriculture shipper to suspend service and cut jobs.

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House Passes Waters Act, Wanapum Dam Repairs Extensive

  • The House of Representative’s passed the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 Tuesday afternoon.

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Millions Available for Conservation, Waters Law Gets Q&A

  • USDA will provide more than $328 million for conservation funding in an effort to protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation.

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Second Case of West Nile in Omak Horse, Apple Crop Near Record High

  • The Washington State Department of Agriculture reports that an unvaccinated horse in Omak is the second case of equine West Nile virus confirmed in the state this summer.

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