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Farmers Could Feel Congressional Plans to Overhaul Tax Code

An overhaul of the tax code could have significant implications for farmers. It’s part of a House GOP proposal to raise the cost of fuel, but wipe out the federal estate tax and lower income tax rates while allowing farmers and ranchers to immediately write off expenses...

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Recent Cold Snap Didn’t Harm Wine Grapes

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The recent cold weather doesn't appear to have damaged Eastern Washington's 48,000 acres of wine grapes.

Temperatures fell to near zero for several recent nights...

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Trump’s EPA Pick Causes Ripples Among Ethanol Interests

Some ethanol interests are understandably concerned about President-elect Trump's selection of Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA, considering his previous opposition to the Renewable Fuel Standard...

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Hop Growers Report Another Strong Year

MOXEE — With the popularity of craft beers continuing to soar, U.S. hop growers -- more than 75 percent of whom are in the Yakima Valley -- are reporting another strong year...

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Wheat Harvest Begins Amidst Hot Summer
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Feds Close Investigation of Genetically Engineered Wheat

The USDA Plant and Animal Health Inspection Service closed its investigation into genetically engineered wheat showing up in a Washington state farm field...

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Apple Farmers To Receive EU Help Following Price Drop and Russian Sanctions
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Wapato Company Fined for Clean Air Act Violations

YAKIMA (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Pace International for Clean Air Act violations that occurred within the Yakama Indian Reservation...

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Alcohol Makes You More Social & Less Inhibited – Who Knew?

The Yakima Valley grows the hops that makes the beer and it would seem that beer sets the mood!  So, grab yourself a beer because science says it'll make you happier and friendlier...

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Hop Growers Look to New Parts of US to Slake Thirst for Crop

GORHAM, Maine (AP) — Hop growers are looking to new places to grow the crop, which is facing an unprecedented demand in the face of the county's growing thirst for hoppy beer...

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Daily Farmers Struggle Due To Falling Prices Of Milk In Spain
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New Balers, Spray Technology Add to Stack of New Options for Farmers

Vermeer is rolling out two new balers. The company is introducing the new 504R Signature baler and the 604 Pro silage baler. This baler is designed for the operator who primarily bales dry hay but also wants to be able to put up a healthy dose of wet hay This makes the 504R Signature the ultimate fit for most hay operations requiring 5-foot-by-4-foot bales...

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Iowa Farmers Harvest Crops As Colder Weather Brings Season's End Near
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Oregon State University Among Beneficiaries of USDA Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $36.5 million to 19 research and extension grants for fruit, vegetable, tree nut, horticultural and nursery crops...

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