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Report on Labor Shortage Released, Wood Products Get Investment

  • The Partnership for a New American Economy and the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform has released a new report titled "No Longer Home Grown - How Labor Shortages are Increasing America’s Reliance on Imported Fresh Produce and Slowing U.S. Economic Growth."

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Trade Talks Progressing, Convictions for Illegal Immigration Up

  • With the fourth round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks concluded, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman says there’s still a lot of work ahead.

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Governors Increasing Help for Low Income, Chickens Dealing with Virus

  • According to news reports, the governors of Oregon, Montana and Rhode Island have decided to increase Low-Income Heat and Energy Assistance Payments to avoid the farm bill’s cuts to food stamp benefits.

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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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