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Wash. Shippers Cheer as India Reopens Ports to Apple Imports

 

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington apple shippers are cheering the news that India has reopened all of its ports to apple imports.

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India Policy May Affect Washington Apple Export Figures

 

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's apple exports are expected to take a hit this year following a recent order calling for the closure of all but one of India's ports to apples.

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Washington Drought Losses Estimated at $336 Million

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington farmers have lost at least $336 million due to the ongoing drought, a figure that is likely to climb as more information becomes available.

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Washington Growers Produce Record Crop

 

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Despite drought and a heat wave this summer, Washington growers produced a record 59.4 million pounds of hops this year.

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Business Group Swayed Survey on Farm Worker Pay, State Officials Charge

State officials say a survey on wage rates for farm workers appeared to be influenced by a business group's "recommended answers" in an apparent attempt to keep standard minimum wages low...

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Statewide Drought Takes Toll On California's Lake Oroville Water Level
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State Drought Declaration Won’t be Extended into Next Year

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials have decided to let the statewide drought declaration expire at the end of this year.

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It Will Cost A Little More To Gobble Up That Gobbler This Year

You'll be paying more for your Thanksgiving turkey this year, with supplies down due to devastating losses in the millions because of the bird flu earlier this year...

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Apples Score Big With America’s Kids

Good News for the future prospects of Northwest apple growers. The award for most popular fruit among children  goes to... Apples!

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Industrial Hemp a Nice Little Snack for Deers

MURPHY, Ore. (AP) — You could say these deer got the munchies. The deer got passed barbed-wire and went through an Oregon hemp crop like high-powered mowers...

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West Nile Identified in Yakima County

August 5th, 2015, the Yakima County Mosquito Control has been notified that one of the mosquito samples
collected by the Yakima County Mosquito Control, off East Selah Road, has tested positive for the West Nile
virus (WNv)...

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