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Moxee Lifts Pot-Growing Ban

Unlike Yakima to the west, the city of Moxee has lifted its ban on growing recreational marijuana.

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Ag Committee Examining Budget, Potato Board New Chairman

  • The House Agriculture Committee met Thursday to consider the budget views and estimates letter for the 2015 fiscal year, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act and a resolution commemorating the act that established the nationwide Cooperative Extension System.

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Bill Introduced to Protect Farmer Identities, Disaster Relief Available

  • A fairly important little piece of agricultural news as legislation was recently co-sponsored to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from releasing personal data on livestock producers to the public.

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Full Page Ads Used in Beef Wars

It looks like the beef wars are heating up.

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Farm Bill Meetings Starting, Ethanol Use Growing

  • As part of its efforts to share information with stakeholders about the 2014 Farm Bill implementation process, the USDA has begun a series of 12 outreach meetings.

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Weather System Gets Funding, Obama Questioned Regarding Clean Water

  • President Barack Obama has signed the National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2014 into law.

    The bill authorizes appropriations for the National Integrated Drought Information System through fiscal year 2018 and requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to report to Congress on the implementation of the system.

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Trade Deal Important to Northwest Business, Budget Reaction

  • U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Froman says that both the Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement are extremely important to trade here in the Pacific Northwest.

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Concern Over Bison in Yellowstone, President Sending 2015 Budget

  • According to a USDA study using wild bison deemed free of cattle disease from Yellowstone National Park to establish new herds across the American West could be done without posing a risk to livestock.

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Ethanol Under Review, Potato Council Wants Inclusion in WIC

  • Speaking at Growth Energy’s annual leadership conference, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he has reached out to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and White House officials to stress the importance of the ethanol industry.

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Tax Reform Proposal from House, Grants for Nearly 2,000 Colleges

  • Some say Congress will not actually get around to working on tax reform until 2017 but the House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp has unveiled a new tax reform proposal.

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