Agriculture

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.
KPQ-AM reports that the team that advises Gov. Jay Inslee on the issue recommended that the state Department of Ecology not extend the drought declaration at th…
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.
Purdue University agricultural economists expect turkey prices to be 15 to 20 percent higher than last year...
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. Hemp is the industrial cousin of marijuana, but without the substance that gives pot its high...
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). This is the first positive West Nile virus sample collected by Yakima County …
State Health Officials Trace Salmonella Clusters to Pork
OLYMPIA (AP) — State health officials say they are investigating clusters of Salmonella that appear to be linked to eating pork.
At least 56 cases have been identified in eight counties around the state. At least 44 of the people sickened by Salmonella reside in King County...
California Drought-Lawn Rebates
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major water wholesaler has added $350 million to its budget for a cash-for-grass program that has gained popularity during the California drought.
Bob Muir, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, says the board approved the additional money on Tue…

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